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Second COVID-19 death confirmed in Bonneville County resident

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BONNEVILLE COUNTY, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) – Eastern Idaho Public Health (EIPH) has confirmed the death of a male in his 90s from Bonneville County due to complications of COVID-19.

The individual passed away under the care of hospice.

Out of respect to his family, no additional details will be released.

"We at EIPH share our deepest condolences with the family and friends of this individual for their loss,” EIPH Community Health Division Administrator James Corbett said.

Health officials said with cases of COVID-19 increasing exponentially, it is vital, now more than ever, to do our part to take precautionary measures to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our communities, particularly wearing face coverings when in public when physical distancing isn’t possible, washing your hands more frequently, and staying home when sick.

On July 31, there were 67 new cases of COVID-19 with 49 of those cases reported in Bonneville County.

There are also 21 people from our health district currently hospitalized.

On July 14, EIPH’s Board of Health adopted the COVID-19 Regional Response Plan for the eight-county region (Bonneville, Clark, Custer, Fremont, Jefferson, Lemhi, Madison, and Teton Counties).

The Plan is stratified by risk levels starting with a Minimal Risk/green level and escalating towards the Critical Risk/red level. Each level has its own metrics and mitigation strategies to reduce the impact of COVID-19.

Different parts of EIPH’s region may be at different risk levels at any one time.

A copy of the Plan, along with a chart indicating the Risk Level of each county including specific guidance for that level, can be found HERE.

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  1. I cant believe the BS I read every day about someone in their 80’s & 90’s dying of Covid. Isnt there any chance at all they died of old age? Get real people.

  2. Get real snowflake, no one can die of old age, they can die from being old and having a decease that causes their heart to stop.

    Every one basically dies of HEART FAILURE from 1 mo to 100. Old age is part of it, however, if the stats are stated correctly they died due to an infection from the Wuhan virus and that is the reason for the death. If they did not get the Wuhan they would remain alive until another decease too over and cause their heart to stop functioning.

    Generally, the older you get the more comorbidities a person gets such as diabetes, COPD, high blood pressure (two of those are very closely associated with obesity) and the Wuhan virus affects those comorbidities, and causes the death.

    Younger people can also have comorbidities causing their death too. Younger people tend to die from just being stupid and doing stupid things. Try it sometime….now back to the basement.

    1. Also Im probably old enough to be your dad, so if anyone needs to retreat to a basement its a fool like you that has no idea what the hell he is talking about.

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