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Missoula Co. confirms 53 new COVID-19 cases; 52nd death

52nd COVID-19 related death confirmed
Missoula Health Department
Posted at 10:26 AM, Dec 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-30 12:26:49-05

MISSOULA — The Missoula City-County Health Department (MCCHD) reports a total of 53 new COVID-19 cases have been confirmed since the Tuesday update.

An additional COVID-19 related death has also been confirmed -- the 52nd in Missoula County.

The number of active COVID-19 cases has risen from 338 on Tuesday to 350. Four of the active cases are associated with the University of Montana.

The number of COVID-19 cases has now risen to 6,349 including 5,947 recoveries and 52 COVID-19 related deaths.

A total of 17 COVID-19 related hospitalizations are being reported as of Wednesday morning including nine county residents.

The average of daily new cases per 100,000 stands at 37. 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.