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Posted on: October 7, 2020

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

Southeastern Idaho Public Health (SIPH) has confirmed two deaths associated with COVID-19 in Bannock County. The individuals were both females. One was in her 40s and the other was in her 90s. This brings the total to 23 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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