The Missoula City County Health Department issued a press release on Friday stating that a new daily record was set for positive COVID cases.
“Unfortunately, we’re setting records and not in a good way,” said Farr. “Today we had our highest number of cases that we’ve had so far during the pandemic. That’s 178 new cases today and the highest incidence rate that we’ve seen so far at 96 cases per 100,000 people, and in addition we’re one hospitalization short of having the patient record of 57 people in the hospital, so we’re definitely seeing our numbers up there today.”
Farr said she was at a loss in reporting the ever increasing numbers of COVID cases.
“We’ve just been seeing more and more cases of COVID in our community,” she said. “I know I sound like a broken record but we don’t have a lot that we can do to mitigate (the pandemic) at this point. So, it’s really up to every individual to do the right thing and stay home and get tested if you’re sick. Keep your social circles small, try to socially distance as much as you can and wear a mask whether you’re vaccinated or not whenever