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Missoula Co. reports 60 new COVID-19 cases; additional death

57th COVID-19 related death confirmed
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Posted at 10:23 AM, Jan 06, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-06 12:23:25-05

MISSOULA — The Missoula City-County Health Department (MCCHD) is reporting that 60 additional COVID-19 cases have been confirmed since the Tuesday update.

An additional COVID-19 related death is also being reported. No additional information is being released.

The number of active COVID-19 cases has fallen from 280 on Tuesday to 257.

A total of 6,605 COVID-19 cases has been confirmed in Missoula County including 6,291 recoveries and 57 COVID-19 related deaths.

The number of COVID-19 related hospitalizations stands at 26 including 11 county residents.

The average of daily new cases per 100,000 now stands at 33.

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

Community Medical Center and St. Patrick Hospital began COVID-19 vaccine 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.