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Several deaths from COVID-19 confirmed in southeastern Idaho on Friday | Local



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

• Cough

• Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

• Fatigue

• Muscle or body pain

• Headache

• New loss of taste or smell

• Sore throat

• congestion or runny nose

• Nausea or vomiting

• Diarrhea

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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