SOUTHEAST IDAHO (KIFI) - UPDATE: Local health officials reported 81 new COVID-19 cases and five new deaths in the area Wednesday. See the health district breakdown below.
UPDATE: Eastern Idaho Public Health reported 58 new COVID-19 cases and three new deaths Wednesday. There are 27 new cases in Bonneville, 1 in Custer, 4 in Fremont, 6 in Jefferson, 17 in Madison and 3 in Teton. There are a total of 559 active cases. You can view more HERE.
EIPH also reporte three new COVID-19 related deaths. All were men from Bonneville County. One in his 80s and 2 in their 60s.
This brings the health district total to 237.
Southeastern Idaho Public Health
UPDATE 4:00 p.m. Southeastern Idaho Public Health has 23 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and two new deaths in southeast Idaho.
See county case counts below:
This brings the total of confirmed and probable cases to 16,606.
Out of the 16,606 cases, 16,329 have recovered from COVID-19.
SIPH has also confirmed two deaths due to COVID-19.
They are a Bannock County female in her 60’s and a Bingham County male in his 80’s.
This brings the total to 215 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 58 new COVID-19 cases and three new deaths Wednesday. There are 27 new cases in Bonneville, 1 in Custer, 4 in Fremont, 6 in Jefferson, 17 in Madison and 3 in Teton. There are a total of 559 active cases. You can view more HERE.
EIPH has reported 237 deaths in its health district.
EIPH COVID-19 risk level monitor has four categories: minimal, moderate, high and critical. Bonneville, Jefferson and Madison are in the high risk category. Fremont is in the moderate risk category. Clark, Custer, Lemhi and Teton are in the minimal risk category.
EIPH covers Bonneville, Clark, Custer, Fremont, Jefferson, Lemhi, Madison and Teton counties.
COVID-19 deaths in Idaho
As of Tuesday, there are 1,974 total recorded deaths in the state.
State officials say deaths by age group breaks down as follows:
- 6 people died between the ages of 18 and 29
- 10 people died between the ages of 30 and 39
- 35 people died between the ages of 40 to 49
- 81 people who died were between the ages of 50 to 59
- 265 people were between the ages of 60 and 69
- 574 people were between the ages of 70 and 79
- 1,003 people were 80+
94.5% of deaths with known race were White. 0.97% of deaths with known race were Asian. 0.46% of deaths with known race were Black or African American, 1.99% American Indian/Alaska Native and 2.09% were "Other race/multiple races." The race category for 6 deaths is pending.
89.89% of deaths with known race were Non-Hispanic. 10.11% of deaths with known ethnicity were Hispanic. The ethnicity for 6 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.