UPDATE: Missoula Co. adds 89 new COVID-19 cases, 2 additional deaths reported

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Posted at 10:27 AM, Nov 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-13 13:22:06-05


The Missoula City-County Health Department (MCCHD) on Friday morning reported 89 additional COVID-19 cases since the Thursday updated.

The new numbers come a day after the county set a new single-day record of 109 new coronavirus cases.

Two additional COVID-19 related deaths are also being reported, bringing the county total to 35, and follows two deaths that were reported on Thursday.

There are currently 1,033 active cases including 63 that are associated with University of Montana staff, faculty, and students.

The number of current hospitalizations remained at 31, including 16 Missoula County residents.

MCCHD reports a total of 3,349 cumulative cases. There have been 2,282 recoveries and 35 COVID-19 related deaths to date.

Tighter COVID-19 restrictions for Missoula County began at 8 a.m. on Oct. 29.

MCCHD and other community leaders set a goal for decreasing the weekly average COVID-19 case count to no more than 25 cases per 100,000 individuals.

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.