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Posted on: September 28, 2021

SIPH - Southeastern Idaho Public Health’s Weekly COVID-19 Update | 9/28/21

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For the week of September 21 – September 27, Southeastern Idaho Public Health had 906 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19. This brings the total of confirmed and probable cases to 21,936. Out of the 21,936 cases, 20,645 have recovered from COVID-19.

 

There are eleven confirmed deaths related to COVID-19. There are five in Bannock County: a female in her 60’s, two males in their 80’s, a male in his 60’s and a female in her 70’s. There were three deaths in Bingham County: a male in his 50’s, a female in her 40’s and a female in her 60’s. There were two deaths in Butte County: a male in his 60’s and female in her 40’s. Additionally, there was one death in Caribou County, a male in his 80’s. This brings the total to 290 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 September 21 – September 27, 2021:

 

New Confirmed   New Probable  Total  Total Deaths

Bannock                               324                         194         518         5

Bear Lake                            18                           9              27           0

Bingham                              76                           164         240         3

Butte                                     11                           8              19           2

Caribou                                6                              24           30           1

Franklin                                14                           20           34           0

Oneida                                 12                           7              19           0

Power                                   8                              11           19           0

TOTAL                                   469                         437         906         11

 

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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