The Missoula City-County Health Department (MCCHD) on Monday reported 92 additional COVID-19 cases since the Friday update.
There are currently 397 active cases in Missoula County.
Local public health officials are reporting 1,079 cumulative cases* to date in Missoula County, including 17 epi-linked cases.**
There have been 679 recoveries and three COVID-19 related deaths to date.
Nine individuals are hospitalized in Missoula County facilities as of Monday including six county residents.
MCCHD reports that 33 of the newly reported COVID-19 cases are from the University of Montana. UM now has 108 active cases and a total of 182 cases since Aug. 12.
"Our COVID-19 Infectious Disease Team continues working hard conducting efficient and accurate case investigation and contact tracing. Monitoring active cases and notifying close contacts occurs 7 days a week," a news release states.
MCCHD will notify close contacts privately and individually as quickly as possible.
Missoula County residents can call 406-258-INFO weekdays between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. to discuss COVID information or to be connected with a screener/scheduler for COVID-19 testing if they are currently experiencing COVID-compatible symptoms.
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.
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.