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Missoula County reports 46 weekend COVID-19 cases

Missoula Health Department
Posted at 12:01 PM, Feb 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-08 14:01:31-05

MISSOULA — The Missoula City-County Health Department (MCCHD) is reporting that 46 additional COVID-19 cases have been confirmed since the Friday update.

The Monday MCCHD update shows 19 cases were confirmed on Saturday, 11 on Sunday and 16 on Monday.

The number of active COVID-19 cases stands has dropped from 198 on Friday to 165.

Three of the new cases as well as 10 of the currently active cases are associated with the University of Montana.

The total number of confirmed cases in Missoula County stands at 7,854 including 7,609 recoveries and 82 deaths.

The number of COVID-19 related hospitalizations was not available in the Monday update.

The average of daily new cases per 100,000 has fallen from 23 to 19. The MCCHD goal is to bring that number down to 25/100,000 people for two consecutive weeks or more.

A call center to help answer questions as Missoula transitions to Phase 1B of COVID-19 vaccine distribution has been set up and can be reached at (406) 258-INFO.

The Board of Health announced on Jan. 21 that there will be an easing of several of the COVID-19 restrictions in place for Missoula County.

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.