Missoula County reports 34 new COVID-19 cases

Posted at 11:05 AM, Feb 03, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-03 13:07:37-05

MISSOULA — The Missoula City-County Health Department (MCCHD) reports an additional 34 COVID-19 cases have been confirmed since the Tuesday update.

The number of active COVID-19 cases stands has risen from 179 on Tuesday to 198.

The total number of confirmed cases in Missoula County stands at 7,755 including 7,476 recoveries and 81 deaths.

MCCHD reports the number of COVID-19 related hospitalizations has dropped from 20 on Tuesday to 17 -- including 12 county residents.

The average of daily new cases per 100,000 stands at 24. The MCCHD goal is to bring that number down to 25/100,000 people for two consecutive weeks or more.

A call center to help answer questions as Missoula transitions to Phase 1B of COVID-19 vaccine distribution has been set up and can be reached at (406) 258-INFO.

The Board of Health announced on Jan. 21 that there will be an easing of several of the COVID-19 restrictions in place for Missoula County.

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.