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From Southeastern Idaho Public Health news release:

Southeastern Idaho Public Health has 16 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 (8 in Bannock County, 6 in Bingham County, and 2 in Caribou County) in southeast Idaho. This brings the total to 280 confirmed cases in southeastern Idaho. One hundred sixty- six of the total 280 confirmed cases have recovered from COVID-19. For more information, please visit https://siphidaho.org/coronavirus.php.

To help prevent the spread of this virus, it is more important than ever that the public follows the following prevention methods.

  • Follow Governor Little’s Statewide Stay-Healthy Idaho Order at rebound.idaho.gov.
  • Stay home if you are sick.
  • Avoid people who are sick.
  • Wear cloth face coverings in public places.
  • Practice social distancing (6ft).
  • 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.

If you believe you have been exposed, make sure to self-isolate. If you need medical attention, please call your healthcare provider in advance of a visit to discuss your symptoms and next steps. Testing is available by calling 208-234-5875.

SIPH has a call center to field questions from the community and is open Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. You can reach the hotline at (208) 234-5875.

For southeast Idaho specific information about the novel coronavirus, please visit https://siphidaho.org/coronavirus.php.

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