Missoula County reporting 45 active COVID-19 cases, pauses asymptomatic testing

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Posted at 4:40 PM, Jun 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-30 09:30:52-04

MISSOULA — Local health officials reported 45 active COVID-19 cases -- including 16 new cases over the weekend -- to bring Missoula's cumulative case total to 90.

The Missoula City-County Health Department also reports Monday afternoon that they are dealing with 265 close contacts to those cases.

The county is also reporting that there are more active cases pending investigation and contact tracing. Any additional cases when the processes are finalized.

Due to the recent surge in positive cases, the health department has decided to prioritize the testing of symptomatic individuals and pause Sentinel Testing for asymptomatic individuals.

Health officials are still encouraging those who are not experiencing symptoms but fall within a high-risk category to contact the Missoula City-County Health Department at (406) 258-4770.