Missoula County reports 14 new COVID-19 related deaths

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Posted at 6:01 PM, Jan 25, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-25 20:01:12-05

MISSOULA — The Monday update from the Missoula City-County Health Department (MCCHD) is reporting that 14 additional COVID-19 related deaths have been confirmed.

One of the additional deaths was recorded since the Friday update. No further information is being released.

MCCHD stated in the Monday update that 13 local cases that were considered to be “recovered” have now been listed “deceased”.

The dates of deaths span from October through early December of 2020.

MCCHD added that the “new information is based on a death record review by DPHHS, and recently shared with local jurisdictions across the state for reconciliation.”

The update also shows an additional 85 confirmed COVID-19 cases were recorded over the weekend -- 32 on Saturday, 30 on Sunday, and 23 on Monday.

The number of active COVID-19 cases has risen from 308 on Thursday to 313.

The number of confirmed cases in Missoula County stands at 7,521 including 7,815 recoveries and 75 deaths.

The number of current COVID-19 hospitalizations in the county was not available in the Monday update.

The average of daily new cases per 100,000 has fallen from 41 on Friday to 35.

The MCCHD goal is to bring that number down to 25/100,000 people for two consecutive weeks or more.

The Board of Health announced on Jan. 21 that there will be an easing of several of the COVID-19 restrictions in place for Missoula County.

Missoula County Public Schools released details for moving into the second phase of its reopening plan on Jan. 18.

Missoula County health officials announced on Jan. 14 that plans are in place to move to Phase 1B of COVID-19 vaccinations.

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 website solely focused on COVID-19 information which can be found here.

The Missoula City-County Health Department may be alerted to additional cases before the Montana Department of Health and Human Services.