Health officials break down Missoula Co. COVID-19 cases

Posted at 7:16 AM, Aug 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-11 09:25:13-04

MISSOULA — Local health officials reported 14 additional COVID-19 cases were reported in Missoula County over the weekend.

There are now 92 active cases, according to data from the Missoula City-County Health Department.

A breakdown shows that 43% of the currently active COVID-19 cases are the result of community spread.

An additional 26% of the cases are from close contacts associated with a known case and 9% are travel related.

The health department reports that the origin of 22% of the currently active cases remain under investigation.

Missoula health officials say they are still seeing COVID-19 affecting young and middle-aged adults in Missoula County.

Nearly 58% of all active cases are affecting people between 20 and 49 years of age.

To date, a total of 332 positive COVID-19 cases have been reported in Missoula County -- including 4 epi-linked cases**.

There have been 239 recoveries and one death in the county.

** Cases that are “epi-linked” developed symptoms while in quarantine after being identified as close contacts to cases that tested positive. Epi-linked cases are isolated and monitored by public health, just like lab-confirmed positive cases.