Missoula County adds 64 new COVID-19 cases

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Posted at 10:08 AM, Dec 23, 2020

MISSOULA — The Missoula City-County Health Department (MCCHD) reports a total of 64 new COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in Missoula County.

The number of active COVID-19 cases has risen from 331 on Tuesday to 353.

Six of the active cases are associated with the University of Montana.

The number of COVID-19 cases has now risen to 6,020 including 5,619 recoveries and 48 COVID-19 related deaths.

There currently 25 people hospitalized -- including 10 Missoula County residents -- due to COVID-19.

The average of daily new cases per 100,000 stands at 42.

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.