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As the state prepares to enter phase 2, Twin Falls County sees a spike in cases

Posted at 4:09 PM, May 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-15 18:09:13-04

TWIN FALLS, Idaho — As the state prepares to enter phase 2 of the governor's Rebound plan, the South Central Public Health District is reminding everyone to keep wearing their masks and washing their hands.

The district says between May 4 and May 10, cases in Twin Falls county jumped by 68--the largest confirmed COVID-19 case jump in any seven day period in the county.

In the last four days, there have been 28 new cases in the county. The district says it's important to continue taking precautions for the good of everyone.

"It's really important in places like Twin Falls for people to remember that we aren't out of the woods yet--we still need to take precautions. Just because the state is starting to show better numbers overall doesn't mean that Twin Falls doesn't still have danger," said Brianna Bodily, Public Information Officer with the South Central Public Health District.

The district says many of the new cases are residents or staff members in long-term care facilities in the county. The district says as of Thursday, 61 residents of those facilities had confirmed or probable COVID-19 cases.