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Posted on: April 7, 2021

SIPH - Southeastern Idaho Public Health Confirmed Two Deaths in SE Idaho Due to COVID-19 | 4/7/21

Southeastern Idaho Public Health (SIPH) has confirmed two deaths due to COVID-19. They are a Bannock County female in her 60’s and a Bingham County male in his 80’s. This brings the total to 215 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, getting a COVID-19 vaccination as soon as possible 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 4:00 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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