Missoula County reports 10 additional COVID-19 cases

68 active COVID-19 cases reported
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Posted at 11:25 AM, Aug 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-12 13:27:41-04

MISSOULA — Local health officials are reporting that 10 additional COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in Missoula County.

The Missoula City-County Health Department was reporting a cumulative positive case* total of 342 on Wednesday morning -- including four epi-linked cases.**

The latest numbers show there are currently 66 active COVID-19 cases in Missoula County. To date, there have been 273 recoveries and one death.

Local health officials additionally report that three people are hospitalized in Missoula County due to COVID-19 -- including two county residents.

The numbers differ from what the State Tracking Map showed in the Wednesday morning update where nine additional cases were being reported.

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.