(Press Release, June 2, 2020)

Seven New COVID-19 Cases Identified in Southeast Idaho

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Southeastern Idaho Public Health has confirmed seven new cases of COVID-19 in southeast Idaho (3 in Bannock County, 3 in Bingham County, and 1 in Caribou County).  This brings the total to 58 confirmed cases in southeastern Idaho.  Twenty-five of the 58 total confirmed cases have recovered from COVID-19.

– Patient is a male in his 30s from Bannock County.  He is recovering at home.  Patient had contact to a confirmed case.

– Patient is a male in his 30s from Bannock County.  He is recovering at home.  Case is travel related.

– Patient is a female in her 20s from Bannock County.  She is recovering at home.  Case is travel related.

– Patient is a female in her 20s from Bingham County.  She is recovering at home.  Patient had contact to a confirmed case.

– Patient is a male in his 30s from Bingham County.  He is recovering at home.  Patient had contact to a confirmed case.

– Patient is a male, under the age of 18, from Bingham County.  He is recovering at home.  Patient had contact to a confirmed case.

– Patient is a female in her 20s from Caribou County.  She is recovering at home.  Investigation is ongoing.

SIPH will continue to monitor the situation closely and is working with the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, city and county leaders, schools, emergency management, healthcare providers, and our community at large to help prevent the spread of this virus.

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Prevention methods include:

– Follow Governor Little’s Statewide Stay-Healthy Idaho Order at                        https://rebound.idaho.gov/

– Stay home if you are sick.

– Avoid people who are sick.

– Practice social distancing (6ft).

– 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.

– Wear cloth face coverings in public places.

– 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.

For Idaho-specific information about the novel coronavirus, please visit https://coronavirus.idaho.gov/.  For southeast Idaho information, please visit siphidaho.org or join us Monday-Friday at 11 am for Facebook Live.

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