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Epidemic curve in Blaine County shows encouraging trend

Posted at 12:48 PM, Apr 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-14 14:48:35-04

BLAINE COUNTY, Idaho — South Central Public Health District (SCPHD)'s Epidemic Curve (EPI) data report shows COVID-19 cases on the decline in Blaine County. The EPI is a statistical chart used in epidemiology to conceptualize the beginning of a disease outbreak. This chart shows the first positive patient in Blaine County showed signs of symptoms on March 1.

While SCPHD says the numbers are encouraging, they say to remain vigilant in social distancing and comply with the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare order. Residents in Blaine County adhering to the requirements has been a big part in the drop new cases.

The current report adds promise to a more rapid recovery. This might enable an earlier transition for Blaine County residents and businesses to return to normal. The report is a snapshot of current conditions, which are being closely monitored and continuously updated by SCPHD.

The first confirmed case of COVID-19 in Blaine County was on March 13. The graph shows the first symptom onset on March 1, which was later associated with COVID-19.