MISSOULA — A total of 28 new COVID-19 cases, as well as one new death, are being reported in Missoula County.
The 48th COVID-19 related death was reported by the Missoula City-County Health Department (MCCHD) in the Tuesday update.
No further details have been released.
The number of active COVID-19 cases has fallen from 348 on Monday to 331.
Six of the active cases are associated with the University of Montana.
The number of COVID-19 cases has now risen to 5,957 including 5,578 recoveries and 48 COVID-19 related deaths.
There currently 26 people hospitalized -- including 10 Missoula County residents -- due to COVID-19.
The average of daily new cases per 100,000 stands at 41.
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.