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Missoula County reports 7 additional COVID-19 cases

47 active COVID-19 cases reported
Missoula County reports 7 additional COVID-19 cases
Posted at 4:22 PM, Aug 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-26 18:22:52-04

Local health officials are reporting that seven additional COVID-19 have been confirmed in Missoula County.

The Missoula City-County Health Department was reporting a cumulative positive case* total of 417 on Tuesday -- including four epi-linked cases.**

The latest numbers show there are currently 47 active COVID-19 cases in Missoula County. To date, there have been 367 recoveries and three deaths.

Local health officials additionally report that five people are hospitalized in Missoula County due to COVID-19 -- including three county residents.

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.