The Missoula City-County Health Department (MCCHD) on Monday morning reported 145 additional COVID-19 cases since the Friday update.
There are currently 721 active cases in the county with more than 1,335 close contacts. Fifty-three of the active coronavirus cases are associated with the University of Montana.
An additional two COVID-19 related deaths were reported by MCCHD on Monday afternoon.
Thirty-two people are currently hospitalized in Missoula County facilities with COVID-related complications, 17 of whom are county residents. That is up from the 28 active hospitalizations reported on Friday.
MCCHD reports a total of 2,484 cumulative cases. There have been 1,744 recoveries and 21 COVID-19 related deaths to date.
Tighter COVID-19 restrictions for Missoula County began at 8 a.m. on Oct. 29.
MCCHD and other community leaders set a goal for decreasing the weekly average COVID-19 case count to no more than 25 cases per 100,000 individuals.
MCCHD issued a revised Public Health Order in regards to face masks as well as new restrictions on senior facilities on Oct. 15.
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 new website solely focused on COVID-19 information which can be found here.
MCCHD is urging people to continue practicing health and safety behaviors:
- Wash your hands thoroughly and frequently.
- Keep at least 6 feet of safe space between you and others as the environment permits.
- Wear a face covering that's fully sealed around your nose and mouth.
- Remember that physical spacing does not replace face coverings - these are tools to be used together for maximum efficacy and safety.
*The Missoula City-County Health Department may be alerted to additional cases before the Montana Department of Health and Human Services.