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Posted on: January 6, 2021

SIPH - 97 New Cases Identified in Southeastern Idaho

Southeastern Idaho Public Health has 97 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 in southeast Idaho. This brings the total of confirmed and probable cases to 13,160. Out of the 13,160 cases, 12,450 have recovered from COVID-19. See county case counts below:


New Confirmed New Probable   Total

Bannock                               41                           11           52

Bear Lake                            3                              0              3

Bingham                              7                              25           32

Butte                                     1                              0              1

Caribou                                2                              1              3

Franklin                                0                              0              0

Oneida                                 4                              1              5

Power                                   1                              0              1

TOTAL                                   59                           38           97


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 cove rings 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 For Idaho-specific information about the novel coronavirus, please visit


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