Missoula County confirms 39 new COVID-19 cases

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Posted at 10:38 AM, Jan 19, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-19 12:42:38-05

MISSOULA — The Missoula City-County Health Department (MCCHD) is reporting 39 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases since the Monday update.

The number of active COVID-19 cases has dropped from 317 on Monday to 293.

A total of 7,280 COVID-19 cases has been confirmed in Missoula County including 6,927 recoveries and 60 COVID-19 related deaths.

There are currently 21 COVID-19 hospitalizations being reported including 12 county residents.

The average of daily new cases per 100,000 has ticked up from 39 on Monday to 40.

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

MCCHD has announced that the Board of Health will consider changing part of the existing COVID-19 restrictions during a Jan. 21 meeting.

Missoula County Public Schools released details for moving into the second phase of its reopening plan on Jan. 18.

Missoula County health officials announced on Jan. 14 that plans are in place to move to Phase 1B of COVID-19 vaccinations.

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.