Health officials provide breakdown of Missoula County COVID-19 cases

Health officials provide breakdown of Missoula County COVID-19 cases
Posted at 8:02 AM, Jul 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-30 10:02:48-04

Local health officials reported a dozen additional confirmed COVID-19 cases in Missoula County on Wednesday.

There were 62 active cases and the Missoula City-County Health Department outlined where the suspected active COVID-19 cases are coming from.

Statistics show that of the currently active cases, 34% are community spread, 31% are close contacts to a confirmed case; 21% are travel-related and the origination of 14% of the cases are still pending.

The Missoula City-County Health Department was reporting a cumulative positive case* total of 232 on Wednesday -- including three epi-linked cases**

To date, there have been 169 recoveries and one death. Four out-of-county people are hospitalized in Missoula County due to COVID-19.

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.