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196 new COVID-19 cases in the area

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SOUTHEAST IDAHO (KIFI/KIDK) - Local health officials reported 196 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday.

Southeastern Idaho Public Health has 68 new confirmed cases of COVID-19.

There are 31 new cases in Bannock County, 20 in Bingham County, 3 in Butte County, 2 in Caribou County, 6 in Franklin County, 1 in Oneida County and 5 in Power County.

This brings the total of confirmed and probable cases to 2,877.

Out of the 2,877 cases, 2,353 have recovered from COVID-19.

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Southeastern Idaho Public Health has also confirmed another death associated with COVID-19 in Bannock County. You can view more HERE.

SIPH COVID-19 risk level monitor has four categories: minimal, moderate, high and critical. Oneida County is in the minimal risk category. Bannock County Bear Lake County, Bingham County, Butte County, Caribou County and Franklin County are in the moderate risk category. Power County is in the high risk category.

SIPH covers Bannock, Bear Lake, Bingham, Butte, Caribou, Franklin, Oneida and Power counties.

Eastern Idaho Public Health reported 128 new cases on Tuesday. There are 47 new cases in Bonneville, 1 in Clark, 2 in Custer, 11 in Fremont, 14 in Jefferson, 3 in Lemhi, 39 in Madison and 11 in Teton. There are a total of 599 active cases. You can view more HERE.

EIPH COVID-19 risk level monitor has four categories: minimal, moderate, high and critical. Bonneville, Madison, Fremont and Jefferson Counties are in the Moderate Risk Category.

Clark, Custer, Lemhi and Teton Counties are in the Minimal Risk Category.

EIPH covers Bonneville, Clark. Custer, Fremont, Jefferson, Lemhi, Madison and Teton counties.

The latest White House Coronavirus Task Force report obtained by ABC News shows Idaho is still in the red zone for new confirmed cases. You can view more HERE.

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
• 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 4:30 p.m. You can reach the hotline at (208) 234-5875.

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