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Missoula Co. reports 21 new COVID-19 cases; additional death confirmed

90th COVID-19 related death reported
Missoula Health Department
Posted at 10:08 AM, Apr 07, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-07 12:08:38-04

MISSOULA — The Missoula City-County Health Department (MCCHD) is reporting 21 additional COVID-19 cases since the Tuesday update.

An additional COVID--19 related death is being reported as well. No further information is being released.

The number of active cases has risen from 91 on Tuesday to 99. One of the new cases and seven active cases are associated with the University of Montana.

The total number of confirmed cases in Missoula County stands at 8,816 including 8,627 recoveries and 90 COVID-19 related deaths.

The number of COVID-19 related hospitalizations has risen from 9 on Tuesday to 13 and includes 6 county residents.

The average of daily new cases per 100,000 has ticked up to 12. The MCCHD goal is to bring that number down to 25/100,000 people for two consecutive weeks or more.

The Montana COVID-19 tracking map shows that 73,201 vaccine doses have been administered in Missoula County and 26,898 people are fully immunized.

MCCHD announced on April 5 that a shortened quarantine of seven days for close contacts who meet the criteria set by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to do so.

Thousands of COVID-19 vaccine appointments will be available this week for Missoula County residents ages 16 and older with two of the clinics taking place on Thursday evening and on Sunday.

A call center to help answer questions regarding COVID-19 vaccine distribution can be reached at (406) 258-INFO.

MCCHD has a website solely focused on COVID-19 information which can be found here.