MISSOULA — The number of active COVID-19 cases has once again risen in Missoula County.
Missoula City-County Health Department (MCCHD) data show there are 3,230 active cases being reported, up from the 3,035 reported on Wednesday.
An additional 210 COVID-19 cases are also being reported on Thursday.
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Eight of the new cases and 117 of the active cases — up from the 109 reported on Wednesday — are associated with the University of Montana.
A total of 25,177 COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in Missoula County including 21,749 recoveries and 198 deaths.
There are 38 COVID-19 related hospitalizations being reported — down from the 43 on Wednesday — including 21 county residents.
The county's COVID-19 test positivity rate remains at 29.32% while the seven-day case average per 100,000 people has fallen from 284 on Wednesday to 244.
MCCHD previously noted that numbers above 25 are "highly concerning."
The Montana COVID-19 state tracking map shows 75,296 Missoula County residents are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 representing 65% of the eligible population.
The latest Missoula County COVID-19 vaccine information can be found online at https://www.missoulainfo.com/ or by calling 406-258-4636.