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Posted on: September 21, 2021

SIPH - Southeastern Idaho Public Health’s Weekly COVID-19 Update | 9/21/21

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For the week of September 14 – September 20, Southeastern Idaho Public Health had 826 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19. This brings the total of confirmed and probable cases to 21,036. Out of the 21,036 cases, 19,746 have recovered from COVID-19.

 

There are seven confirmed deaths related to COVID-19. There are two in Bannock County: a male in his 80’s and male in his 50’s. There were two deaths in Bingham County: a male in his 50’s and a male in his 70’s. Additionally, there was one death in Bear Lake County, a male in his 90’s, one death in Power County a male in his 60’s and one death in Oneida County a male in his 80’s. This brings the total to 279 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 September 14 – September 20, 2021:

 

New Confirmed  New Probable   Total  Total Deaths

Bannock                               331                         157         488         2

Bear Lake                            29                           10           39           1

Bingham                              79                           113         192         2

Butte                                     10                           6              16           0

Caribou                                7                              21           28           0

Franklin                                7                              29           36           0

Oneida                                 9                              3              12           1

Power                                   12                           3              15           1

TOTAL                                   484                         342         826         7

 

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 https://siphidaho.org/coronavirus.php.

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