Missoula County: Three more residents have died of COVID-related complications

{{featured_button_text}} Missoula City-County Health Department Cameron Evans

Missoula County reported 90 new COVID-19 cases since Thursday, a new daily record, and the death of three more residents on Friday.

There are currently 641 active cases with more than 1,740 close contacts, according to an email from the county. As of Friday afternoon, 19 county residents have died from COVID-related complications.

Twenty-six people remained hospitalized in county facilities for COVID-19 infection on Friday, 14 of which are county residents.

Earlier this week, the Missoula City-County Health Department announced new restrictions in an attempt to slow the spread so Missoula County can keep schools and businesses open, and continue to serve as a regional health care hub for COVID-19 and non-COVlD care.

“The Missoula City-County Health Department is deeply saddened to report that two Missoula County residents have died this afternoon from complications due to COVID-19,” the department wrote in an email. “These two deaths are in addition to the death reported earlier today.”

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The county noted that the residents who passed

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