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Posted on: August 2, 2021

[ARCHIVED] SIPH - Southeastern Idaho Public Health’s Weekly COVID-19 Update | 8/2/21

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For the week of July 27 – August 2, Southeastern Idaho Public Health had 143 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19. This brings the total of confirmed and probable cases to 17,677. Out of the 17,677 cases, 17,471 have recovered from COVID-19.


There are two confirmed deaths related to COVID-19, a male in his 80’s from Bannock County and a male in his 60’s from Bingham County. This brings the total to 237 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 July 27 – August 2, 2021:


New Confirmed New Probable    Total Total Deaths

Bannock                               52                           40           92           1

Bear Lake                            3                              3              6              0

Bingham                              12                           19           31           1

Butte                                     0                              0              0              0

Caribou                                0                              3              3              0

Franklin                                3                              5              8              0

Oneida                                 0                              3              3              0

Power                                   1                              0              1              0

TOTAL                                   71                           73           144         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

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