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Posted on: November 12, 2020

SIPH - 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. One is a female in her 50’s from Franklin County and the other is a male in his 80’s from Bannock County. This brings the total to 58 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/.


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