Missoula Co. reports 23 additional COVID-19 cases

Missoula City-County Health Department
Posted at 11:12 AM, Feb 18, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-18 13:12:50-05

MISSOULA — The Missoula City-County Health Department (MCCHD) is reporting that 23 additional COVID-19 cases have been confirmed since the Wednesday update.

The number of active COVID-19 cases has risen from 143 on Thursday to 149.

One of the new cases as well as six of the current cases are associated with the University of Montana.

The total number of confirmed cases in Missoula County currently stands at 8,058 including 7,827 recoveries and 82 deaths.

The number of COVID-19 related hospitalizations stands at three including two Missoula County residents.

The average of daily new cases per 100,000 has dipped to 15. The MCCHD goal is to bring that number down to 25/100,000 people for two consecutive weeks or more.

The number of COVID-19 vaccines administered stands at 20,245 and 6,063 people are fully immunized, according to the Montana COVID-19 tracking website.

MCCHD announced on Feb. 11 that the countywide mask mandate will remain in effect even after the statewide mandate ending on Feb. 12.

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.

The Board of Health announced on Jan. 21 that there will be an easing of several of the COVID-19 restrictions in place for Missoula County.

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.