Missoula County reports another jump in active COVID-19 cases

Missoula Health Department
Posted at 10:22 AM, Jan 17, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-18 13:07:17-05

MISSOULA — The number of active COVID-19 cases jumped again on Monday in Missoula County.

Data from the Missoula City-County Health Department (MCCHD) shows 122 new and 1,921 active cases.

An additional COVID-19 related death is also being reported, bringing the total in the county to 192.

There were 196 new cases are being reported along with 1,514 active cases reported on Friday.

Seven of the new cases and 98 of the active cases reported Monday are associated with the University of Montana.

A total of 20,530 COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in Missoula County including 18,417 recoveries and 192 deaths.

The number of COVID-19 related hospitalizations was not available on Monday. There were 26 — including 12 county residents — reported Friday.

The county's COVID-19 test positivity rate is 27.42% and the seven-day case average per 100,000 people stands at 146, down from the 148 reported Friday.

MCCHD previously noted that numbers above 25 are "highly concerning."

The Montana COVID-19 state tracking map shows 74,676 Missoula County residents are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 representing 64% of the eligible population.

The latest Missoula County COVID-19 vaccine information can be found online at or by calling 406-258-4636.

MCCHD is offering mobile COVID-19 testing at several locations (no appointment necessary):

  • Tuesdays: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Clinic at the Clinton Fire Station / 12300 Hwy 10 E., Clinton, MT 59825
  • Tuesdays: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Clinic at the Seeley Lake Community Foundation Building / 3150 MT Hwy 83 N., Seeley Lake, MT 59868
  • Thursdays: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Clinic at the Lolo Community Center / 12345 U.S. Hwy 93 S., Missoula, MT 59804
  • Thursdays: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Clinic at the Frenchtown Fire Station / 16863 Marion St., Frenchtown, MT 59834

MCCHD is only testing health department or school-verified close contacts or those with symptoms.

People who don’t meet MCCHD’s qualifications may be able to find help at Walgreens, CVS, Frenchtown Family Medical, CostCare, Providence Grant Creek, and Community FirstCare.