3 additional COVID-19 cases reported in Missoula County

35 confirmed COVID-19 cases reported
Missoula City County Health Department
Posted at 9:38 AM, Apr 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-15 12:34:10-04

MISSOULA — Local health officials report that three confirmed COVID-19 cases have been reported in Missoula County.

The Missoula City-County Health Department is now reporting a total of 35 COVID-19 cases as of Wednesday morning.

Newly released numbers also show that 24 people have recovered from COVID-19 in Missoula County and there has been one death recorded. Ten people remain in isolation.

Local health officials note that the State of Montana reports the number of cases that test positive while the Missoula City-County Health Department tracks all cases and they often find out results from private labs and updates numbers before the state.

The Missoula County COVID-19 info line can be reached by calling (406) 258-INFO weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Additional local information about the coronavirus situation can be found here.

The health department has opened a drive-thru nasal swab testing site for COVID-19 at the Missoula County Fairgrounds. The facility can only be accessed by people with an appointment.

The health department is continuing to emphasize the importance of social distancing, which means avoiding crowds and providing distance between yourself and another person when interacting.

Businesses, groups, and other organizations are encouraged to find different ways of delivering services and holding meetings and events.

Whenever possible, stay home, limit exposure to large crowds, and use technology to meet your needs. Anyone who is in the vulnerable population recognize that you are at higher-risk, and should limit exposure as much as possible.

There are mental health resources and information available for residents who are in need of help. Click here for details on what services are available.

Anyone who has arrived in Missoula County after having traveled out of state in the past 14 days is asked to contact local health officials at (406) 258-3896. This applies to all travel, including vehicle travel.

Gov. Steve Bullock’s orders closing public schools and requiring people to stay home -- except for essential activities -- has been extended until April 24.