Missoula County sees more COVID cases, new vaccination and testing location opens

Jordan Hansen

Missoula County is experiencing another small spike in COVID cases, with 46 reported since Dec. 24.

Of those 46 cases, 11 were associated with the University of Montana, according to health department data. At this point, there are 17,889 cumulative COVID cases in Missoula, with the number of deaths now at 190.

There have been 17,471 cases considered recovered.

Monday was also the first day the health department’s new COVID testing and vaccine facility at 3665 W. Broadway was operational. Originally at two different locations, they have now been combined into one.

Missoula is averaging 20 new COVID cases per day per 100,000 people over the last seven days. The average daily cases per 100,000 people was 15 on Dec. 9.

Just under 71% of Missoula County’s eligible population has received at least one dose of the COVID vaccine. Looking at the county’s entire population, 62.06% are considered fully vaccinated.

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