Missoula County reporting 9 new COVID-19 cases

54 active COVID-19 cases reported
Missoula City-County Health Department
Posted at 11:32 AM, Jul 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-24 13:36:01-04

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

The Montana Response COVID-19 tracking map showed no increase as of the Friday morning update.

The Missoula City-County Health Department was reporting a cumulative positive case* total of 199 on Friday morning -- including three epi-linked cases**

The latest numbers show there are 54 active COVID-19 cases in Missoula County. To date, there have been 144 recoveries and one death.

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

People who are not experiencing symptoms but fall within a high-risk category are urged to contact the health department (406) 258-4770.

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.