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Posted on: October 19, 2020

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

Southeastern Idaho Public Health (SIPH) has confirmed three deaths associated with COVID-19 in southeast Idaho. Two deaths were in Bannock County, one was a female in her 80’s and the other one was a male in his 70’s. The third death occurred in Bingham County in a female in her 60’s. This brings the total to 34 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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