Missoula County reports 16 additional COVID-19 cases

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Posted at 10:56 AM, Feb 19, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-19 13:01:03-05

MISSOULA — The Missoula City-County Health Department (MCCHD) is reporting that 16 additional COVID-19 cases have been confirmed since the Thursday update.

The number of active COVID-19 cases has dropped from 149 on Thursday to 141.

Four of the new cases as well as nine of the current active cases are associated with the University of Montana.

The total number of confirmed cases in Missoula County currently stands at 8,072 including 7,849 recoveries and 82 deaths.

The number of COVID-19 related hospitalizations has dropped to two and includes one Missoula County resident.

The average of daily new cases per 100,000 has ticked up to 16.

The MCCHD goal is to bring that number down to 25/100,000 people for two consecutive weeks or more.

The Missoula County Board of Health announced an easing of some of the COVID-19 restrictions in Missoula County during a Feb. 18, 2021 meeting.

A call center to help answer questions as Missoula transitions to Phase 1B of COVID-19 vaccine distribution has been set up and can be reached at (406) 258-INFO.

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.