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Posted on: August 9, 2021

SIPH - Southeastern Idaho Public Health’s Weekly COVID-19 Update | 8/9/21

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For the week of August 3 – August 9, Southeastern Idaho Public Health had 180 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19. This brings the total of confirmed and probable cases to 17,857. Out of the 17,857 cases, 17,356 have recovered from COVID-19.

 

There are two confirmed deaths related to COVID-19, a female in her 70’s from Bannock County and a male in his 60’s from Bannock County. This brings the total to 239 deaths due to COVID-19. Out of respect to these individuals’ families, no additional details will be released.

 

See county case counts below for the week of August 3 – August 9, 2021:

 

New Confirmed   New Probable  Total   Total Deaths

Bannock                               72                           43           115         2

Bear Lake                            3                              3              6              0

Bingham                              16                           12           28           0

Butte                                     0                              2              2              0

Caribou                                0                              7              7              0

Franklin                                2                              2              4              0

Oneida                                 5                              5              10           0

Power                                   3                              5              8              0

TOTAL                                   101                         79           180         2

 

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.

• Get vaccinated as soon as possible.

 

For more information, please call SIPH’s COVID hotline at (208) 234-5875 or visit https://siphidaho.org/coronavirus.php.

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