Southeastern Idaho Public Health (SIPH) has confirmed the fourth death associated with COVID-19 in southeast Idaho. The individual was a male, in his 90s, from Bannock County. He had been hospitalized due to complications with COVID-19. Out of respect to him and his family, no additional details will be released.
“My heart is with the family, friends, and neighbors who are grieving,” said Maggie Mann, SIPH District Director. Now more than ever, each of us must do our part to prevent the spread of this virus. We all must do what we can to keep each other safe.”
SIPH urges all residents to take precautions to slow the spread of COVID-19. This includes practicing social distancing at all times, wearing cloth face coverings in public places, practicing good hand hygiene, and isolating immediately if you show 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 aches
• New loss of taste or smell
• Sore throat
• Congestion or runny nose
• Nausea or vomiting
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 southeast Idaho specific information about the novel coronavirus, please visit https://siphidaho.org/coronavirus.php.
For Idaho-specific information about the novel coronavirus, please visit https://coronavirus.idaho.gov/.
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