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Posted on: October 5, 2020

Southeastern Idaho Public Health Confirms Two Additional Deaths in Southeast Idaho Due to COVID-19

Southeastern Idaho Public Health (SIPH) has confirmed two more deaths associated with COVID-19 in southeast Idaho. One individual was a female in her 70s from Bannock County, and the other individual was a male in his 80s from Franklin County. This was the first confirmed death due to COVID-19 in Franklin County. This brings the total to 20 deaths due to COVID-19 in southeast Idaho. Out of respect to these individuals’ families, no additional details will be released.


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

• Cough

• Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

• Fatigue

• Muscle or body aches

• Headache

• New loss of taste or smell

• Sore throat

• Congestion or runny nose

• Nausea or vomiting

• Diarrhea


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/.


Join us Monday-Friday at 11 am for Facebook Live at https://facebook.com/siphidaho.


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