Southeast Idaho Public Health (SIPH) has confirmed numerous COVID-19-related deaths in southeastern Idaho.
Two of the dead were men from Caribou County. One was 60 and the other 80 years old.
Another death was a 90-year-old man from Bingham County.
This resulted in a total of 29 deaths due to COVID-19 in southeastern Idaho. Out of respect for the families of these individuals, no further details will be released.
SIPH urges all residents to take precautions to slow the spread of COVID-19. This includes constant practice of social distances, wearing facial tissue in public places, good hand hygiene and immediate isolation if you have symptoms of COVID-19.
Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:
• Fever or chills
• Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
• Muscle or body pain
• New loss of taste or smell
• Sore throat
• congestion or runny nose
• Nausea or vomiting
SIPH has a call center for community inquiries and is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. You can contact the hotline at (208) 234-5875.
For specific information about the new coronavirus in Idaho, visit https://siphidaho.org/coronavirus.php.
For information on the new Idaho-corresponding coronavirus, visit https://coronavirus.idaho.gov/.
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