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Missoula County reports 109 additional weekend COVID-19 cases

653 active COVID-19 cases reported
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Posted at 10:37 AM, Dec 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-14 12:37:44-05

MISSOULA — The Missoula City-County Health Department (MCCHD) reports that 109 additional COVID-19 cases have been confirmed since the Friday update.

The number of active cases has fallen from 696 reported on Friday to 653.

The total number of cases has now risen to 5,571 including 4,873 recoveries and 45 COVID-19 related deaths.

The number of active hospitalizations due to COVID-19 was not available in the Monday morning update.

The average of daily new cases per 100,000 now stands at 53, which is a drop from the 61 reported on Friday.

The MCCHD goal is to bring that number down to 25/100,000 people for two consecutive weeks or more.

MCCHD noted that the health department has switched to a new data collection software so "some data points may be unavailable for a short period of time."

It was announced on Dec. 7 that Community Medical Center and Providence Saint Patrick in Missoula will be among the first health care centers to get the COVID-19 vaccine -- possibly as early as Dec. 15.

MCCHD announced on Dec. 4 that the drive-thru COVID-19 testing center located on Flynn Lane will now be 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.