MISSOULA — The COVID-19 surge is continuing in Missoula County.
Data from the Missoula City-County Health Department (MCCHD) shows 545 additional and 2,611 active COVID-19 cases are being reported on Thursday. Seventeen of the new cases and 124 of the active cases — which is down from the 165 reported Wednesday — are associated with the University of Montana.
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A total of 23,293 COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in Missoula County including 20,484 recoveries and 198 deaths. There are 49 COVID-19 related hospitalizations being reported — including 23 county residents.
The county's COVID-19 test positivity remains at 29.87% to 29.96% while the seven-day case average per 100,000 people has jumped from 212 on Wednesday to 248. MCCHD previously noted that numbers above 25 are "highly concerning."
The Montana COVID-19 state tracking map shows 75,132 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.