MISSOULA — The Missoula City-County Health Department (MCCHD) reports that 39 additional COVID-19 cases have been confirmed since the Tuesday update.
The number of active COVID-19 cases being reported by MCCHD has dropped from 568 on Wednesday to 379.
One of the new cases -- as well as seven of Missoula County's active cases -- is associated with the University of Montana.
The total number of cases has now risen to 5,721 including 5,297 recoveries and 45 COVID-19 related deaths.
The number of active hospitalizations stands at 24 -- including 11 Missoula County residents.
The average of daily new cases per 100,000 now stands at 43. The MCCHD goal is to bring that number down to 25/100,000 people for two consecutive weeks or more.
Community Medical Center (CMC) began administering the COVID-19 vaccine to healthcare employees on Thursday.
Community Medical Center and Providence Saint Patrick in Missoula both received the first COVID-19 vaccine shipments on Dec. 15.
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.