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Posted on: December 9, 2020

SIPH - 262 Cases Identified in Southeastern Idaho

Southeastern Idaho Public Health has 262 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 in southeast Idaho. This brings the total of confirmed and probable cases to 10,865. Out of the 10,865 cases, 9,412 have recovered from COVID-19. See county case counts below:

 

New Confirmed New Probable Total

Bannock                               100                         58           158

Bear Lake                            1                              6              7

Bingham                              26                           31           57

Butte                                     1                              4              5

Caribou                                0                              3              3

Franklin                                8                              13           21

Oneida                                 0                              6              6

Power                                   4                              1              5

TOTAL                                   140                         122         262

 

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.

 

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-Friday 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. You can reach the hotline at (208) 234-5875. For southeast Idaho specific information about the novel coronavirus, please visit https://siphidaho.org/coronavirus.php. For Idaho-specific information about the novel coronavirus, please visit https://coronavirus.idaho.gov/.

 

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