COVID-19 UPDATES: 220 new COVID-19 cases in the area
SOUTHEAST IDAHO (KIFI/KIDK) - UPDATE 4:55 p.m. Local health officials reported 220 new COVID-19 cases in the area Thursday. See the health district breakdown below.
UPDATE 4:50 p.m. Eastern Idaho Public Health reported 113 new COVID-19 cases and five deaths Thursday. There are 64 new cases in Bonneville, 3 in Fremont, 8 in Jefferson, 2 in Lemhi, 27 in Madison and 9 in Teton. There are a total of 474 active cases. You can view more HERE.
UPDATE 4:35 p.m. Southeastern Idaho Public Health has 107 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 in southeast Idaho.
See county case counts below:
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This brings the total of confirmed and probable cases to 12,772.
Out of the 12,772 cases, 12,069 have recovered from COVID-19.
SIPH has also confirmed three deaths associated with COVID-19 in southeast Idaho.
Two deaths were in Bingham County, both were females one in her 40’s and the other in her 80s.
The third death occurred in Bannock County in a male in his 80’s.
This brings the total to 135 deaths due to COVID-19 in southeast Idaho.
Out of respect to these individuals’ families, no additional details will be released.
Eastern Idaho Public Health
Eastern Idaho Public Health reported 113 new COVID-19 cases Thursday. There are 64 new cases in Bonneville, 3 in Fremont, 8 in Jefferson, 2 in Lemhi, 27 in Madison and 9 in Teton. There are a total of 474 active cases. You can view more HERE.
EIPH also reported five new deaths. They are:
- Male in his 80s from Bonneville County
- Male in his 80s from Jefferson County
- Male in his 70s from Madison County
- Male in his 80s from Madison County
- Female in her 90s from Madison County
EIPH has reported 176 deaths in its health district.
EIPH COVID-19 risk level monitor has four categories: minimal, moderate, high and critical. Bonneville, Madison and Teton are in the high risk category. Custer, Fremont, Jefferson and Lemhi are in the moderate risk category. Clark is in the minimal risk category.
EIPH covers Bonneville, Clark, Custer, Fremont, Jefferson, Lemhi, Madison and Teton counties.
COVID-19 deaths in Idaho
As of Wednesday, there are 1,403 total recorded deaths in the state.
State officials say deaths by age group breaks down as follows:
- 2 person died between the ages of 18 and 29
- 7 people died between the ages of 30 and 39
- 30 people died between the ages of 40 to 49
- 55 people who died were between the ages of 50 to 59
- 186 people were between the ages of 60 and 69
- 391 people were between the ages of 70 and 79
- 732 people were 80+
94.96% of deaths with known race were White. 0.86% of deaths with known race were Asian. 0.58% of deaths with known race were Black or African American, 1.94% American Indian/Alaska Native and 1.66% were "Other race/multiple races." The race category for 12 deaths is pending.
89.80% of deaths with known race were Non-Hispanic. 10.20% of deaths with known ethnicity were Hispanic. The ethnicity for 11 deaths is pending.
What you can do
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.
- 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.