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Missoula County reports drop in active COVID-19 cases

Missoula County reports drop in active COVID-19 cases

MISSOULA — The number of new and active COVID-19 cases fell on Friday.

Facts of the Missoula City-County Health Department (MCCHD) shows that 196 new cases are reported along with 1,514 active cases.

On Thursday, 254 new and 1,868 active cases of COVID-19 were reported.

One of the new cases and 72 of the active cases reported Thursday are associated with the University of Montana.

Missoula County has confirmed a total of 20,123 cases of COVID-19, including 18,418 recoveries and 191 deaths.

The number of COVID-19-related hospital admissions stands at 26 on Friday — an increase from Thursday — and includes 12 county residents.

The county’s positivity rate for COVID-19 is 27.42% and its seven-day average per 100,000 people has fallen from 153 on Thursday to 148.

MCCHD previously noted that numbers above 25 are “very concerning.”

The Montana COVID-19 State Tracking Map shows that 74,676 Missoula County residents have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, representing 64% of the eligible population.

The latest COVID-19 vaccine information in Missoula County can be found online at: https://www.missoulainfo.com/ or by calling 406-258-4636.

MCCHD offers mobile COVID-19 testing at multiple locations (appointment not required):

  • Tuesday: 9am to 11am Clinic at the Clinton Fire Station / 12300 Hwy 10 E., Clinton, MT 59825
  • Tuesday: 2-4pm Clinic at the Seeley Lake Community Foundation Building / 3150 MT Hwy 83 N., Seeley Lake, MT 59868
  • Thursday: 9am to 11am Clinic at the Lolo Community Center / 12345 US Hwy 93 S., Missoula, MT 59804
  • Thursday: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM Clinic at the Frenchtown Fire Station / 16863 Marion St., Frenchtown, MT 59834

MCCHD only tests health department or school verified close contacts or people with symptoms.

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