Missoula County reports 98 additional COVID-19 cases

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Posted at 10:37 AM, Nov 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-11 12:37:37-05

MISSOULA — The Missoula City-County Health Department (MCCHD) on Wednesday morning reported 98 additional COVID-19 cases since the Tuesday update.

There are currently 982 active cases. Sixty-six of the currently active cases are associated with University of Montana staff, faculty, and students.

Thirty-one people are currently hospitalized in Missoula County with COVID-related complications, 17 of whom are county residents.

MCCHD reports a total of 3,159 cumulative cases. There have been 2,146 recoveries and 31 COVID-19 related deaths to date.

The Missoula City-County Health Department’s COVID-19 response will continue uninterrupted on Veterans Day.

The call center and the Flynn Lane clinic will operate as normal from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Additionally, case investigation and contact tracing efforts will also continue as normal.

Tighter COVID-19 restrictions for Missoula Countybegan at 8 a.m. on Oct. 29.

MCCHD and other community leaders set a goal for decreasing the weekly average COVID-19 case count to no more than 25 cases per 100,000 individuals.

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.