Kootenai County adds COVID-19 case
SANDPOINT — Panhandle Health District reported a new COVID-19 case Monday in Kootenai County, bringing the total up to 68 in North Idaho. Of those cases, 64 were no longer being monitored but seven have required hospitalization.
A person is no longer being monitored when they have stayed home for our recommended period of time AND have not had a fever for at least 72 hours (that is three full days of no fever without the use medicine that reduces fevers) AND other symptoms have improved (for example, when your cough or shortness of breath have improved) AND at least 7 days have passed since symptoms first appeared
Monday’s new case pushed the number of case in Kootenai County to 64. Bonner County has had four cases, according to the health district. The virus, which causes COVID-19, has not been detected in Boundary, Shoshone or Benewah counties.
The health district said the virus has resulted in six hospitalizations in the region and 64 people who were infected by the virus are no longer being monitored by public health officials.
Seven patients in the region have been hospitalized with COVID-19. Hospitalizations on the website is a tally of total hospitalizations of confirmed cases. This does not mean these patients are currently hospitalized, only that they were hospitalized for COVID-19 and are also confirmed positive with COVID-19.
PHD will make a daily announcement if there are confirmed cases within the Panhandle at noon, 7 days a week.
The Panhandle area includes the five northern counties — Kootenai, Shoshone, Benewah, Bonner, and Boundary.
People ill with coronavirus in other states and countries have reported mild to severe respiratory illness with fever, cough, and difficulty breathing. If community members have these symptoms and are concerned, they should call PHD’s call center at 1-877-415-5225 or their provider. PHD will provide an over-the-phone assessment to determine if someone should be tested. Please call, do not come into PHD or your provider’s office. Tested individuals must stay home until test results are received. If the test is positive, all household members must self-isolate at home for a recommended period of time.
Individuals may also call the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare’s COVID-19 hotline at 1-888-330-3010.
CONFIRMED PHD CASES: 68
No longer monitored: 64
Kootenai County — 64 cases, 0 deaths
Benewah County — 0 cases, 0 deaths
Bonner County — 4 cases, 0 deaths
Boundary County — 0 cases, 0 deaths
Shoshone — 0 cases, 0 deaths
TOTAL — 67 cases, 0 deaths
COVID-19 BY AGE GROUP
18 years and under — 9
19 to 49 years — 31
50 years and over — 28
COVID-19 BY SEX
Female — 30
Male — 38
Unknown — 0