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Missoula County reporting 12 new COVID-19 cases

62 active COVID-19 cases reported
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Posted at 1:02 PM, Jul 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-29 15:02:23-04

MISSOULA — Health officials are reporting 12 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases in Missoula County.

The Montana Response COVID-19 tracking map showed 18 additional cases in the Wednesday morning update.

The Missoula City-County Health Department was reporting a cumulative positive case* total of 232 on Wednesday -- including three epi-linked cases**

The latest numbers show there are 62 active COVID-19 cases in Missoula County. To date, there have been 169 recoveries and one death.

Local health officials additionally report that four out-of-county people are hospitalized in Missoula County due to COVID-19.

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.