Southeast Idaho Public Health has 51 confirmed new COVID-19 cases (21 in Bannock County, 22 in Bingham County, 1 in Butte County, 2 in Caribou County, 1 in Franklin County, and 4 in Power County) in the southeast. of Idaho.
This brings the total number of confirmed and potential cases to 966. Of the 966 cases, 799 have been cured by COVID-19. This is the first issue identified in Butte County. For more information, visit siphidaho.org/coronavirus.php.
To help prevent the spread of this virus, it is more important than ever for the public to follow the following methods of prevention.
- Follow the Order of the Little Sustainable Governor of Idaho at rebelim.idaho.gov.
- Wear face masks in cloth 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 sleeve when you cough or sneeze.
- Avoid touching the eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Cleaning and disinfecting surfaces and objects that may be contaminated by germs using a disinfectant solution.
If you believe you have been exposed, make sure you isolate yourself. If you need medical attention, please call your healthcare provider before a visit to discuss your symptoms and next steps. Testing is available by calling 208-234-5875.
SIPH has a call center to address questions from the community and is open Monday-Friday 9:00 am to 4:30 pm You can call (208) 234-5875.
For specific information in southeast Idaho about the novel coronavirus, please visit siphidaho.org/coronavirus.php.
For specific Idaho information about the novel coronavirus, please visit coronavirus.idaho.gov.
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