Idaho reports 3 deaths related to COVID-19
Idaho Department of Health and Welfare (DHW) and two local public health districts are reporting the state's first deaths related to COVID-19.
"This is very sad news, and we send our condolences to the families and friends of each of these individuals," said Elke Shaw-Tulloch, administrator for the Division of Public Health in DHW. "This underscores the importance of Gov. Little's order to stay home - we all have to do our part to slow the spread of COVID-19 and save lives."
Gov. Brad Little issued a statewide stay-home order and signed an extreme emergency declaration on Wednesday. The stay-home order was effective immediately and in place for 21 days. The Governor and public health officials will assess whether to extend the order near the end of the 21-day period. The official order, a list of essential services, and an FAQ are available on coronavirus.idaho.gov/.
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