How many cases of coronavirus are there in Idaho?
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How many cases of coronavirus are there in Idaho?

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As of 5 p.m. April 21, Idaho has confirmed at least 1,730 cases of COVID-19, the illness caused by the novel coronavirus. Fifty-one people in the state have died from the illness. Thirty new cases were confirmed Tuesday, April 21.

In south-central Idaho there have been 473 cases in Blaine County, 117 in Twin Falls County, 18 in Lincoln County, 11 in Cassia County, 36 in Jerome County, seven in Minidoka County and one in Camas County.

Of those, five Blaine County residents have died, along with one Cassia County patient, two Jerome County and 11 Twin Falls County patients.

The state's lab has tested 3,234 people and private labs have tested an additional 14,496.

The latest state information is posted at coronavirus.idaho.gov.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say there are 776,093 cases in all 50 U.S. states along with Washington D.C., Puerto Rico, Guam, Northern Marianas and U.S. Virgin Islands. Of those, 41,758 deaths have been reported.

Hotline

The South Central Public Health District has opened an information hotline for people to call with concerns about COVID-19.

The English hotline is at 208-737-1138, and Spanish is at 208-737-5965.

These hotlines are open from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday.

Best practices

Officials say the best thing people can do to avoid getting sick is to take the same precautions as they would in a bad flu season:

Those precautions include:

  • Check for recommendations from public health and watch for updates.
  • Wash your hands well and often.
  • Cough or sneeze into a tissue or the crook of your elbow instead of your hand
  • Avoid contact with sick people.
  • Stay home when you are sick.

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