Missoula County reports 84 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases

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Posted at 11:05 AM, Nov 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-18 13:18:46-05

MISSOULA — The Missoula City-County Health Department (MCCHD) is reporting an additional 84 COVID-19 cases have been confirmed on Wednesday.

MCCHD reported 41 new cases on Tuesday.

The number of active hospitalizations in Missoula County has remained the same at 34 -- including 14 county residents.

After reporting no new cases associated with the University of Montana on Tuesday, the latest numbers show nine additional cases.

Overall, there are currently 1,064 active coronavirus cases, a jump of 20 since Tuesday's report.

Additionally, MCCHD reports that the number of recoveries has risen from 2,560 to 2,610.

There have been a total of 3,711 confirmed coronavirus cases in the county including 37 COVID-19 related deaths.

The average of daily new cases per 100,00 in the past seven days dipped from 70 to 69 on Wednesday.

The MCCHD goal is to bring that number down to 25/100,000 people for two consecutive weeks or more.

The Missoula City-County Board of Health will review the current COVID-19 restrictions during a Thursday meeting.

MCCHD notes that the Board of Health may adopt that current order or add revisions.

The current COVID-19 restrictions for Missoula County began at 8 a.m. on Oct. 29.

MCCHD issued a revised Public Health Order in regards to face masks as well as new restrictions on senior facilities on Oct. 15.

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 new website solely focused on COVID-19 information which can be found here.

MCCHD is urging people to continue practicing health and safety behaviors:

  • Wash your hands thoroughly and frequently.
  • Keep at least 6 feet of safe space between you and others as the environment permits.
  • Wear a face covering that's fully sealed around your nose and mouth.
  • Remember that physical spacing does not replace face coverings - these are tools to be used together for maximum efficacy and safety.

*The Missoula City-County Health Department may be alerted to additional cases before the Montana Department of Health and Human Services.