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Missoula County reports 9 new COVID-19 cases

64 active COVID-19 cases reported
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Posted at 12:16 PM, Jul 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-30 14:16:51-04

MISSOULA — Health officials are reporting nine additional confirmed COVID-19 cases in Missoula County.

The Montana Response COVID-19 tracking map showed 10 additional cases in the Wednesday morning update.

The Missoula City-County Health Department was reporting a cumulative positive case* total of 241 on Thursday -- including three epi-linked cases**

The latest numbers show there are 64 active COVID-19 cases in Missoula County. To date, there have been 176 recoveries and one death.

Local health officials additionally report that three people are hospitalized in Missoula County due to COVID-19 -- including one county resident.

Missoula became the first major city in Montana to require the wearing of face coverings on July 9.

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

** Cases that are “epi-linked” developed symptoms while in quarantine after being identified as close contacts to cases that tested positive.