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Missoula Co. reports 153 weekend COVID-19 cases

689 current active cases
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Posted at 9:52 AM, Oct 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-26 14:04:16-04

MISSOULA — The Missoula City-County Health Department (MCCHD) on Monday reported 153 additional COVID-19 cases since the Friday update.

There are currently 689 active cases with more than 1,170 close contacts across the county.

A total of 17 new coronavirus cases and 52 active cases are associated with the University of Montana.

Overall, local public health officials are reporting 2,111 cumulative cases. There have been 1,412 recoveries and 10 COVID-19 related deaths to date.

Twenty-six people are hospitalized in Missoula County including 14 county residents.

MCCHD issued a revised Public Health Order in regards to face masks as well as new restrictions on senior facilities on Oct. 15.

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 new website solely focused on COVID-19 information which can be found here.

MCCHD is urging people to continue practicing health and safety behaviors:

  • Wash your hands thoroughly and frequently.
  • Keep at least 6 feet of safe space between you and others as the environment permits.
  • Wear a face covering that's fully sealed around your nose and mouth.
  • Remember that physical spacing does not replace face coverings - these are tools to be used together for maximum efficacy and safety.

*The Missoula City-County Health Department may be alerted to additional cases before the Montana Department of Health and Human Services.