Missoula Co. reports 23 newly confirmed COVID-19 related cases

Posted at 11:13 AM, Feb 02, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-02 16:50:33-05

MISSOULA — The Missoula City-County Health Department (MCCHD) reports an additional 23 COVID-19 cases have been confirmed since the Monday update.

The number of active COVID-19 cases stands at 179. The number of confirmed cases in Missoula County stands at 7,726 including 7,466 recoveries and 81 deaths.

Two of the new cases as well as 13 of the active cases are associated with the University of Montana.

The number of COVID-19 related hospitalizations stands at 20 including 14 county residents.

The average of daily new cases per 100,000 remains at 23. The MCCHD goal is to bring that number down to 25/100,000 people for two consecutive weeks or more.

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.

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.