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Posted on: January 6, 2021

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

Southeastern Idaho Public Health (SIPH) has confirmed four deaths due to COVID-19. They are a female in her 90s from Franklin County, two females from Bannock County one was in her 70s and the other one was in her 80s, and one male in his 60s also from Bannock County. This brings the COVID-19 death count in southeast Idaho to 150. 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

For Idaho-specific information about the novel coronavirus, please visit

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