Missoula Co. confirms additional COVID-19 death, 236 weekend cases

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Posted at 10:26 AM, Dec 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-07 12:32:15-05

MISSOULA — The Missoula City-County Health Department (MCCHD) has confirmed a 45th COVID-19 related death -- as well as 236 newly confirmed cases -- since the Friday update.

The total number of cases now stands at 5,214 -- up from the 4,986 cases reported on Friday. The number of COVID-19 recoveries now stands at 4,418.

Additionally, there are currently 751 active cases, down from the 852 that were reported on Friday.

The number of current active hospitalizations in Missoula County is not indicated in the latest MCCHD update.

The average of daily new cases per 100,000 has risen from 58 reported on Friday to 61. The MCCHD goal is to bring that number down to 25/100,000 people for two consecutive weeks or more.

MCCHD announced on Dec. 4 that the drive-thru COVID-19 testing center located on Flynn Lane will now be 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.