Missoula Co. reports 61 additional COVID-19 cases

583 active COVID-19 cases reported
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Posted at 10:20 AM, Oct 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-20 12:33:31-04

MISSOULA — The Missoula City-County Health Department (MCCHD) on Tuesday reported 61 additional COVID-19 cases since the Monday update.

There are currently 583 active COVID-19 cases with more than 1,600 close contacts across the county.

Fifty-eight of the 583 currently active cases are associated with University of Montana staff, faculty, and students.

Overall, local public health officials are reporting 1,736 cumulative cases.

There have been 1,145 recoveries and eight COVID-19 related deaths to date -- including one reported on Monday.

Twenty-four people are hospitalized in Missoula County including 12 county residents.

MCCHD issued a revised Public Health Order in regards to face masks as well as new restrictions on senior facilities on Oct. 15.

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 new website solely focused on COVID-19 information which can be found here.

MCCHD is urging people to continue practicing health and safety behaviors:

  • Wash your hands thoroughly and frequently.
  • Keep at least 6 feet of safe space between you and others as the environment permits.
  • Wear a face covering that's fully sealed around your nose and mouth.
  • Remember that physical spacing does not replace face coverings - these are tools to be used together for maximum efficacy and safety.

*The Missoula City-County Health Department may be alerted to additional cases before the Montana Department of Health and Human Services.