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Missoula Co. confirms 22 new COVID-19 cases; 51st death

51st COVID-19 related death confirmed
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Posted at 9:43 AM, Dec 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-29 16:14:31-05

MISSOULA — The Missoula City-County Health Department (MCCHD) reports a total of 22 new COVID-19 cases have been confirmed since the Monday update.

An additional COVID-19 related death was also confirmed on Tuesday.

The number of active COVID-19 cases has fallen from 357 on Monday to 338. Four of the active cases are associated with the University of Montana.

The number of COVID-19 cases has now risen to 6,296 including 5,908 recoveries and 51 COVID-19 related deaths.

A total of 22 COVID-19 related hospitalizations are being reported including nine county residents.

The average of daily new cases per 100,000 stands at 38. The MCCHD goal is to bring that number down to 25/100,000 people for two consecutive weeks or more.

Community Medical Center and St. Patrick Hospital began COVID-19 vaccine immunizations on Dec. 17.

MCCHD announced on Dec. 4 that the drive-thru COVID-19 testing center located on Flynn Lane is accepting weekend appointments.

The Missoula City-County Board of Health updated the local COVID-19 restrictions on Nov. 19.

Missoula County residents can call 406-258-INFO weekdays between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. to discuss COVID-19 information.

MCCHD has a website solely focused on COVID-19 information which can be found here.

The Missoula City-County Health Department may be alerted to additional cases before the Montana Department of Health and Human Services.