Missoula Co. reports 39 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases

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Posted at 10:52 AM, Jan 15, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-15 12:52:55-05

MISSOULA — The Missoula City-County Health Department (MCCHD) is reporting that 39 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases were confirmed since the Thursday update.

The number of active COVID-19 cases is holding steady at 369.

Four of the county's new cases -- as well as 24 of the active cases -- are associated with the University of Montana.

A total of 7,118 COVID-19 cases has been confirmed in Missoula County including 6,721 recoveries and 59 COVID-19 related deaths.

There are currently 20 active COVID-19 hospitalizations including 11 Missoula County residents, according to the MCCHD update.

The average of daily new cases per 100,000 has dropped from 47 on Thursday to 42.

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

Missoula County health officials announced on Jan. 14 that plans are in place to soon move to Phase 1B of COVID-19 vaccinations

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.