The number of COVID-19 cases is continuing to spike in Missoula County with a new single-day record of new cases being reported.
The Missoula City-County Health Department (MCCHD) on Thursday morning reported 109 additional COVID-19 cases since the Wednesday.
The new single-day record of new cases breaks the previous number of 106 which was set on Nov. 7.
There are currently 1,019 active cases including 59 that are associated with University of Montana staff, faculty, and students.
Thirty-one people are currently hospitalized in Missoula County with COVID-related complications, 18 of whom are county residents.
MCCHD reports a total of 3,268 cumulative cases. There have been 2,218 recoveries, and 31 COVID-19 related deaths to date.
Tighter COVID-19 restrictions for Missoula County began 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.