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Missoula Co. reports 50 new COVID-19 cases; 2 additional deaths

Missoula City-County Health Department
Posted at 9:52 AM, Jan 05, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-05 11:56:34-05

MISSOULA — The Missoula City-County Health Department (MCCHD) is reporting that 50 additional COVID-19 cases have been confirmed since the Monday update.

Two additional COVID-19 related deaths are also being reported. No additional information is being released.

The number of active COVID-19 cases currently stands at 280. The number of COVID-19 cases has now risen to 6,545 including 6,209 recoveries and 56 COVID-19 related deaths.

The number of COVID-19 related hospitalizations stands at 29 including 11 county residents.

The average of daily new cases per 100,000 has risen from 29 on Monday to 32. The MCCHD goal is to bring that number down to 25/100,000 people for two consecutive weeks or more.

Community Medical Center and St. Patrick Hospital began COVID-19 vaccine immunizations on Dec. 17.

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