Missoula County adds 14 confirmed COVID-19 cases over the weekend

80 active COVID-19 cases reported
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Posted at 11:00 AM, Aug 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-17 13:00:55-04

MISSOULA — Local health officials are reporting that 14 additional COVID-19 cases were confirmed in Missoula County over the weekend.

The Missoula City-County Health Department was reporting a cumulative positive case* total of 379 on Monday morning -- including four epi-linked cases.**

The latest numbers show there are currently 80 active COVID-19 cases in Missoula County. To date, there have been 297 recoveries and two deaths.

The second death was reported by local officials on Friday.

Local health officials additionally report that three people are hospitalized in Missoula County due to COVID-19 -- including two county residents.

Missoula became the first major city in Montana to require the wearing of face coverings on July 9.

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

** Cases that are “epi-linked” developed symptoms while in quarantine after being identified as close contacts to cases that tested positive.