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Posted on: August 23, 2021

[ARCHIVED] SIPH - Southeastern Idaho Public Health’s Weekly COVID-19 Update | 8/23/21

For the week of August 17 – August 23, Southeastern Idaho Public Health had 310 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19. This brings the total of confirmed and probable cases to 18,413. Out of the 18,413 cases, 17,698 have recovered from COVID-19.


There are six confirmed deaths related to COVID-19. There are three from Bannock County: a male in his 60’s, a male in his 80’s and a female in her 60’s. There were two from Franklin County: a male in his 80’s and a female in her 60’ and there was one death in Bear Lake County, a female in her 70’s. This brings the total to 252 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 17 – August 23, 2021:


New Confirmed   New Probable  Total  Total Deaths

Bannock                               110                         74           184         3

Bear Lake                            5                              1              6              1

Bingham                              34                           36           70           0

Butte                                     0                              3              3              0

Caribou                                0                              14           14           0

Franklin                                10                           10           20           2

Oneida                                 5                              0              5              0

Power                                   4                              4              8              0

TOTAL                                   168                         142         310         6


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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