Missoula Co. adds 163 new COVID-19 cases over holiday weekend

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Posted at 11:00 AM, Dec 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-28 13:09:33-05

MISSOULA — The Missoula City-County Health Department (MCCHD) reports a total of 163 new COVID-19 cases have been confirmed since the Dec. 23 update.

MCCHD reports 51 cases. were confirmed on Friday, 33 on Saturday, 33 on Sunday, and 46 on Monday.

The number of active COVID-19 cases has fallen to 357. Four of the active cases --as well as one of the new cases -- are associated with the University of Montana.

The number of COVID-19 cases has now risen to 6,272 including 5,865 recoveries and 50 COVID-19 related deaths.

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

The average of daily new cases per 100,000 stands at 39. The MCCHD goal is to bring that number down to 25/100,000 people for two consecutive weeks or more.

Community Medical Center and St. Patrick Hospital began COVID-19 vaccine immunizations on Dec. 17.

MCCHD announced on Dec. 4 that the drive-thru COVID-19 testing center located on Flynn Lane is accepting weekend appointments.

The Missoula City-County Board of Health updated the local COVID-19 restrictions on Nov. 19.

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.