The University of Montana released its coronavirus data on Sept. 9, and reported that since Aug. 12, six people have tested positive for COVID-19. Three cases are active, with two of them in the last week.
The University partnered with the Missoula City-County Health Department for the release of information. The numbers are updated weekly on the UM specific dashboard and can be found at the Missoula City-County health portal.
In an email to the campus community Sept. 4, President Seth Bodnar said the numbers would include case information and include the number of people in isolation. The numbers released by the health department did not include isolation or quarantine information.
The total positive cases also average 12 close contacts per person. A close contact would be a person who was in close proximity of an active case for at least 15 minutes, according to the Centers for Disease Control.
Missoula County reported 6 new cases Sept. 9. According to its data, 43% of the county’s 37 active cases are between the age of 10 and 29.
The UM dashboard will be updated weekly on Wednesdays. The number of students who tested positive on a specific day has yet to be released.
This story will be updated as new information arises.