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Posted on: May 17, 2021

SIPH - Southeastern Idaho Public Health’s Weekly COVID-19 Update | 5/17/21

For the week of May 11-May 17, Southeastern Idaho Public Health had 50 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19. This brings the total of confirmed and probable cases to 17,077. Out of the 17,077 cases, 17,021 have recovered from COVID-19.


There was also one confirmed death in a male in his 60’s from Bannock County. This brings the total to 226 deaths due to COVID-19. Out of respect to these individuals’ families, no additional details will be released.


See county case counts below for the week of May 11- May 17, 2021:

New Confirmed  New Probable  Total Total Deaths

Bannock                               13                           13           26           1

Bear Lake                            1                              0              1              0

Bingham                              5                              5              10           0

Butte                                     0                              0              0              0

Caribou                                0                              0              0              0

Franklin                                5                              4              9              0

Oneida                                 1                              1              2              0

Power                                   0                              2              2              0

TOTAL                                   25                           25           50           1


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 as soon as possible.


For more information, please call SIPH’s COVID hotline at (208) 234-5875 or visit

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