Nez Perce County has five newly confirmed cases of Novel Coronavirus
LEWISTON - Public Health -Idaho North Central District (PH-INCD) has confirmed the five newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) in Nez Perce County.
There are now 10 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in north central Idaho. The investigation into these new cases are in the preliminary stages. Four of the five cases are over the age of 75 and one in their 50's.
None of these cases were hospitalized and all are recovering at home. Epidemiologists with PH-INCD will work to determine reasonable risk criteria for locations visited by the patients and investigate any close contacts. If other people are found to have been exposed, public health officials will provide guidance to them and will monitor them closely for symptoms. Additional case-specific information about these individuals is confidential and will not be released.
To stay healthy and slow the spread of COVID-19, there are simple actions people can take. These actions include:
In an effort to release accurate information in a timely and consistent manner in this rapidly changing environment, Public Health will continue to release information via press release for the following in our Health District:
For current information regarding ongoing confirmed cases, the PH-INCD website will be updated daily at 3 p.m. Pacific Time. For more information about the novel coronavirus please visit www.idahopublichealth.com or https://coronavirus.idaho.gov/ or call the Public Health Hotline at 1-866-736-6632.
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