Missoula Co. adds 28 new COVID-19 cases; additional death reported

48th COVID-19 related death confirmed
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Posted at 11:03 AM, Dec 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-22 13:04:02-05

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.