Southeastern Idaho Public Health has 76 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 in Southeast Idaho.
This number includes 50 new cases in Bannock County, 23 in Bingham County, two in Franklin County and one in Oneida County. There were no new cases reported in Bear Lake, Butte, Caribou, and Power counties.
This brings the total of confirmed and probable cases to 15,903. Out of the 15,903 cases, 15,532 have recovered from COVID-19.
SIPH also confirmed three deaths in Southeast Idaho due to COVID-19 — a Bannock County woman in her 80s, a Bingham County man in his 70s and a Bingham County woman in her 50s.
This brings the total to 208 deaths due to COVID-19 in Southeast Idaho. Out of respect to these individuals’ families, no additional details will be released.
To help prevent the spread of this virus, it is more important than ever that the public follows the following prevention methods.
- Wear cloth face coverings in public places.
- Practice social distancing (6ft).
- Stay home if you are sick.
- Avoid people who are sick.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
- Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue or your sleeve when you cough or sneeze.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Cleaning and disinfecting surfaces and objects that may be contaminated with germs using a disinfecting solution.
- Get vaccinated when the vaccine is available for your priority group.
If you believe you have been exposed, make sure to self-isolate. If you need medical attention, please call your healthcare provider in advance of a visit to discuss your symptoms and next steps. Testing is available by calling 208-234-5875.
SIPH has a call center to field questions from the community and is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. You can reach the hotline at 208-234-5875.
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