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COVID-19 UPDATES: 70 new COVID-19 cases in the area, 5 new deaths

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SOUTHEAST IDAHO (KIFI/KIDK) - UPDATE 4:05 p.m. Local health officials reported 70 new COVID-19 cases and five deaths Monday. See the health district breakdown below.


UPDATE 4:00 p.m. Eastern Idaho Public Health reported 33 new cases and two new deaths Monday.

There are 13 new cases in Bonneville, 5 in Jefferson, 5 in Madison and 10 in Teton. There are a total of 278 active cases. You can view more HERE.

EIPH also reported two new deaths.

One was a male from Bonneville County in his 90s, and the other was a male from Jefferson County in his 90s.

This brings the health district total to 202.


Southeastern Idaho Public Health

UPDATE 3:55 p.m. Southeastern Idaho Public Health has 37 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and three new deaths in southeast Idaho.

See county case counts below:

This brings the total of confirmed and probable cases to 14,213.

Out of the 14,213 cases, 13,928 have recovered from COVID-19.

SIPH has also confirmed three deaths due to COVID-19.

They are two Bannock County residents, both female in their 80’s and a Bingham County male in his 90’s.

This brings the total to 176 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 33 new cases and two new deaths Monday. There are 13 new cases in Bonneville, 5 in Jefferson, 5 in Madison and 10 in Teton. There are a total of 278 active cases. You can view more HERE.

EIPH has reported 202 deaths in its health district.

EIPH COVID-19 risk level monitor has four categories: minimal, moderate, high and critical. Teton is in the critical risk category. Madison is in the high risk category. Bonneville, Custer and Jefferson are in the moderate risk category. Clark, Fremont and Lemhi 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 Sunday, there are 1,669 total recorded deaths in the state.

State officials say deaths by age group breaks down as follows:

  • 3 person died between the ages of 18 and 29
  • 7 people died between the ages of 30 and 39
  • 32 people died between the ages of 40 to 49
  • 68 people who died were between the ages of 50 to 59
  • 226 people were between the ages of 60 and 69
  • 479 people were between the ages of 70 and 79
  • 854 people were 80+

94.36% of deaths with known race were White. 0.91% of deaths with known race were Asian. 0.55% of deaths with known race were Black or African American, 2.0% American Indian/Alaska Native and 2.18% were "Other race/multiple races." The race category for 15 deaths is pending.

90.03% of deaths with known race were Non-Hispanic. 9.97% of deaths with known ethnicity were Hispanic. The ethnicity for 14 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.

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