MISSOULA — UPDATE
MISSOULA - The Missoula City-County Health Department (MCCHD) reports that by 1 p.m. on Friday an additional five deaths due to COVID-19 had been recorded. MCCHD notes this is among the highest deaths recorded in a single day. Read the full update here.
Missoula County has recorded 14 COVID-19 related deaths in the first 15 days of October.
The Missoula City-County Health Department (MCCHD) notes in a social media post that “deaths in our community from the virus appear to be accelerating."
A total of 143 COVID-19 related deaths have now been confirmed in Missoula County.
MCCHD also notes 59 patients are hospitalized on Friday due to COVID-19 in local hospitals.
Additionally, 118 new and 2,641 active cases were being reported on Friday.
A total of 15,201 COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in Missoula County including 12,417 recoveries and 143 deaths.
MCCHD is urging residents to receive a COVID-19 vaccination. Appointments can be booked here.
The Montana COVID-19 tracking website shows 66% of Missoula County’s eligible population – 68,731 residents – have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
Data from the Mayo Clinic on Friday shows Montana has the second-worst seven-day new case average in the nation, according to MCCHD.