Missoula County reporting 60 additional COVID-19 cases

568 active COVID-19 cases reported
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Posted at 10:03 AM, Dec 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-16 12:03:24-05

MISSOULA — The Missoula City-County Health Department (MCCHD) reports that 60 additional COVID-19 cases have been confirmed since the Tuesday update.

There are currently 568 active coronavirus cases being reported by MCCHD, down from the 575 reported on Tuesday.

One of the new cases -- as well as 1`3 of Missoula County's active cases -- is associated with the University of Montana.

The total number of cases has now risen to 5,683 including 5,070 recoveries and 45 COVID-19 related deaths.

The number of active hospitalizations stands at 28 including 11 Missoula County residents.

The average of daily new cases per 100,000 has fallen from 46 on Tuesday to 44. The MCCHD goal is to bring that number down to 25/100,000 people for two consecutive weeks or more.

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.