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Posted on: August 16, 2021

SIPH - Southeastern Idaho Public Health’s Weekly COVID-19 Update | 8/16/21

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For the week of August 10 – August 16, Southeastern Idaho Public Health had 252 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19. This brings the total of confirmed and probable cases to 18,106. Out of the 18,106 cases, 17,573 have recovered from COVID-19.

 

There are seven confirmed deaths related to COVID-19. There are three from Bear Lake County: a female in her 80’s, a female in her 50’s and a male in his 50’s. There are four from Bannock County: a male in his 80’s, a male in his 70’s, a male in his 30’s and a female in her 50’s. This brings the total to 246 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 10 – August 16, 2021:

 

New Confirmed   New Probable  Total   Total Deaths

Bannock                               124                         41           165         4

Bear Lake                            6                              0              6              3

Bingham                              21                           20           41           0

Butte                                     8                              1              9              0

Caribou                                0                              4              4              0

Franklin                                4                              11           15           0

Oneida                                 3                              2              5              0

Power                                   7                              0              7              0

TOTAL                                   173                         79           252         7

 

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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