Missoula Co. reports 183 weekend COVID-19 cases; additional death

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Posted at 10:22 AM, Dec 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-21 12:28:29-05

MISSOULA — A total of 183 new COVID-19 cases, as well as one new death, are being reported in Missoula County.

The Missoula City-County Health Department (MCCHD) reports that 91 additional cases were reported on Saturday, 58 on Sunday, and 34 on Monday.

An additional COVID-19 related death was also listed in Monday’s update – the 47th in Missoula County. No further details have been released.

The number of active COVID-19 cases being reported by MCCHD in its Monday update stands at 348.

Two of the new cases -- as well as six of Missoula County's active cases -- are associated with the University of Montana.

The total number of COVID-19 cases has now risen to 5,935 including 5,540 recoveries and 47 COVID-19 related deaths.

The number of active hospitalizations in Missoula County was not available in the Monday update.

The average of daily new cases per 100,000 has risen from 36 reported on Friday to 42.

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

Community Medical Center (CMC) began administering the COVID-19 vaccine to healthcare employees on Dec. 17. St. Patrick Hospital also began 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.