SOUTHEAST IDAHO (KIFI/KIDK) - Local health officials say COVID-19 cases are quickly climbing. Bonneville County was identified Tuesday as a weekly hotspot.
A tally by Johns Hopkins University shows the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state has nearly doubled in the past two weeks to more than 11,700.
Southeastern Idaho Public Health has 10 new confirmed cases of COVID-19.
There are three in Bannock County, six in Bingham County and one in Caribou County.
This brings the total to 339 confirmed cases in southeastern Idaho.
Of the 382 total confirmed and probable cases, 272 have recovered from COVID-19.
SIPH covers Bannock, Bear Lake, Bingham, Butte, Caribou, Franklin, Oneida and Power counties.
Eastern Idaho Public Health is reporting 23 new cases. There are 11 new cases in Bonneville, three in Jefferson, four in Madison, two in Fremont, two in Teton and one in Lemi County. You can view more HERE.
EIPH covers Bonneville, Clark. Custer, Fremont, Jefferson, Lemhi, Madison and Teton counties.
To help prevent the spread of this virus, it is more important than ever that the public follows the following prevention methods.
- Follow Governor Little’s Statewide Stay-Healthy Idaho Order at rebound.idaho.gov.
- Stay home if you are sick.
- Avoid people who are sick.
- Wear cloth face coverings in public places.
- Practice social distancing (6ft).
- 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.