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Posted on: February 17, 2021

SIPH - 45 New COVID-19 Cases Identified in Southeastern Idaho | 2/17/2021

Southeastern Idaho Public Health has 45 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 in southeast Idaho. This brings the total of confirmed and probable cases to 14,980. Out of the 14,980 cases, 14,697 have recovered from COVID-19. See county case counts below:


New Confirmed  New Probable   Total

Bannock                               13                           24           37

Bear Lake                            2                              0              2

Bingham                              2                              3              5

Butte                                     1                              0              1

Caribou                                0                              0              0

Franklin                                0                              0              0

Oneida                                 0                              0              0

Power                                   0                              0              0

TOTAL                                   18                           27           45


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 4:00 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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