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Missoula County confirms 47 new COVID-19 cases

Missoula City-County Health Department
Posted at 11:38 AM, Jan 21, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-21 14:27:45-05

MISSOULA — The Missoula City-County Health Department (MCCHD) is reporting 47 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases since the Wednesday update.

The number of active COVID-19 cases has risen from 303 reported on Wednesday to 308.

Three of the new COVID-19 cases as well as 17 of the active cases are associated with the University of Montana.

A total of 7,371 COVID-19 cases has been confirmed in Missoula County including 7,003 recoveries and 60 COVID-19 related deaths.

There are currently 15 COVID-19 hospitalizations being reported including eight county residents. That is a drop from the 19 reported on Wednesday.

The average of daily new cases per 100,000 has dropped from 38 on Wednesday to 37.

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.