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Posted on: September 7, 2021

[ARCHIVED] SIPH - Southeastern Idaho Public Health’s Weekly COVID-19 Update | 9/7/21

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For the week of August 31-September 6, 2021, Southeastern Idaho Public Health had 452 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19. This brings the total of confirmed and probable cases to 19,555. Out of the 19,555 cases, 18,566 have recovered from COVID-19.


In addition, there were five confirmed deaths. They were as follows: a male in his 70’s from Bingham County; a male in his 30s from Bannock County; a male in his 60s from Bannock County; and two males in their 80’s from Bannock County. This brings the total to 257 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 31, 2021 – September 6, 2021:


New Confirmed New Probable    Total   Total Deaths

Bannock                               178                         75           253         4

Bear Lake                            16                           4              20           0

Bingham                              43                           77           120         1

Butte                                     6                              3              9              0

Caribou                                1                              12           13           0

Franklin                                4                              8              12           0

Oneida                                 4                              2              6              0

Power                                   6                              13           19           0

TOTAL                                   258                         194         452         5


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.

• Clean and disinfect 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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