MISSOULA — Local health officials are reporting that 11 additional COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in Missoula County.
The Missoula City-County Health Department was reporting a cumulative positive case* total of 353 on Thursday morning -- including four epi-linked cases.**
The latest numbers show there are currently 68 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 Thursday morning update where 10 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.