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Posted on: December 15, 2020

SIPH - 145 New COVID-19 Cases Identified in Southeastern Idaho

Southeastern Idaho Public Health has 145 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 in southeast Idaho. This brings the total of confirmed and probable cases to 11,460. Out of the 11,460 cases, 10,338 have recovered from COVID-19. See county case counts below:


New Confirmed New Probable   Total

Bannock                               43                           27           70

Bear Lake                             4                             1             5

Bingham                              32                           19           51

Butte                                     3                              0            3

Caribou                                0                             2             2

Franklin                                7                             1              8

Oneida                                  5                             0             5

Power                                   1                             0             1

TOTAL                                   95                           50           145


To help prevent the spread of this virus, it is more important than ever that the public follows the following prevention methods.

• Wear cloth face coverings in public places.

• Practice social distancing (6ft).

• Stay home if you are sick.

• Avoid people who are sick.

• Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.

• Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue or your sleeve when you cough or sneeze.

• Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

• Cleaning and disinfecting surfaces and objects that may be contaminated with germs using a disinfecting solution.


If you believe you have been exposed, make sure to self-isolate. If you need medical attention, please call your healthcare provider in advance of a visit to discuss your symptoms and next steps. Testing is available by calling 208-234-5875. 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  For Idaho-specific information about the novel coronavirus, please visit

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