35 new COVID-19 cases: PHD

by KEITH KINNAIRD
News editor | September 1, 2020 1:00 AM

SANDPOINT — The Panhandle Health District reported 35 new cases of novel coronavirus on Monday, including two new infections in Bonner County.

The district said there have been 2,746 cases of the virus in the five northern counties, 2,720 of which were confirmed through laboratory analysis.

The new infections in Bonner County bring the total number of cases since the pandemic began to 222, 24 of which are active.

Kootenai County added 24 new cases on Monday, bringing that county's total to 2,170, according to PHD. The district said 245 of the cases remain active.

Boundary County added no new cases on Monday.

The county has seen 43 infections since the outbreak began and four of the cases remain active.

Shoshone County added two new cases on Monday, bringing the total number of cases to 196, 61 of which were active. Benewah County had four new cases on Monday, elevating the county total to 111, 29 of which are active.

There are an additional four cases involving Panhandle residents whose primary county of residency was undetermined.

The Idaho Department of Health & Welfare reported 221 new probable or confirmed cases of the virus, which causes COVID-19. Statewide, there have been a total of 32,088 cases, resulting in 361 deaths.

The Tri-County Health District in Washington state reported two new confirmed cases of coronavirus, one of which turned up in Pend Oreille County and one of which emerged in Stevens County.

There are a total of 204 confirmed cases in the tri-county area, according to NETCHD. Pend Oreille County has had 55 cases, while Stevens County has had 124 cases and one fatality. Ferry County has 25 cases, the district said.

Seventeen of the cases in the tri-county area have emerged in the last 14 days, the district said.

The Montana State Department of Public Health reported 82 new confirmed cases of the virus on Monday, lifting the statewide total to 7,421 cases and 104 deaths.

Lincoln County picked up no new cases has had 89 cases over the course of the pandemic, eight of which are active. Sanders County also saw no new infections and has 31 cases since the outbreak, 10 of which are active.

Keith Kinnaird can be reached by email at kkinnaird@bonnercountydailybee.com and follow him on Twitter @KeithDailyBee.