SCPHD confirms Minidoka County's first COVID-19 related death

Posted at 4:44 PM, Jul 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-21 18:44:23-04

MINIDOKA COUNTY, Idaho — The South Central Public Health District (SCPHD) has confirmed Minidoka County’s first death related to COVID-19.

SCPHD says the person was a woman over the age of 70 who had been hospitalized and had complicating health factors.

As Idaho News 6 has reported, SCPHD announced community spread in Minidoka County back in May.

South Central Public Health officials urge all residents to take extra precautions to slow the spread of COVID-19, including practicing social distancing at all times, wearing a mask in public places, and isolating immediately if they begin showing symptoms of any virus.

As Idaho News 6 has reported, South Central Public Health District is running two COVID-19 informational hotlines, one in English at (208) 737-1138, and one in Spanish, at (208) 737-5965.

These hotlines are currently running from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.