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COVID-19 UPDATES: 48 new COVID-19 cases in the area, 5 new deaths

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SOUTHEAST IDAHO (KIFI) - UPDATE 4:00 p.m. Local health officials reported 48 new COVID-19 cases and five new deaths in the area Thursday. See the health district breakdown below.


UPDATE 3:55 p.m. Eastern Idaho Public Health reported 28 new cases and 4 new deaths Thursday. There are 21 new cases in Bonneville, 1 in Fremont, 4 in Jefferson and 2 in Madison. There are a total of 303 active cases. You can view more HERE.

EIPH also reported four new deaths Thursday. They are as follows:

  • Male in his 60’s from Bonneville County
  • Male in his 60’s from Madison County
  • Female in her 80’s from Jefferson County
  • Male in his 90’s from Jefferson County

This brings the health district total to 244.


Southeastern Idaho Public Health

UPDATE 3:50 p.m. Southeastern Idaho Public Health has 20 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and one new death in southeast Idaho.

See county case counts below:

This brings the total of confirmed and probable cases to 16,738.

Out of the 16,738 cases, 16,579 have recovered from COVID-19.

SIPH has also confirmed another death due to COVID-19 in Bingham County. The individual was a female in her 80’s.

This brings the total to 219 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 28 new cases Thursday. There are 21 new cases in Bonneville, 1 in Fremont, 4 in Jefferson and 2 in Madison. There are a total of 303 active cases. You can view more HERE.

EIPH has reported 244 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. Clark, Custer, Fremont, 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 Wednesday, there are 2,006 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
  • 83 people who died were between the ages of 50 to 59
  • 274 people were between the ages of 60 and 69
  • 579 people were between the ages of 70 and 79
  • 1,019 people were 80+

94.52% of deaths with known race were White. 0.95% of deaths with known race were Asian. 0.45% of deaths with known race were Black or African American, 2.01% American Indian/Alaska Native and 2.06% were "Other race/multiple races." The race category for 5 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 5 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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