County adds 5 COVID cases

Staff Writer | September 12, 2020 1:00 AM

SANDPOINT — Bonner County added five COVID-19 cases Friday, bringing the county's total to 255. Thirty-one of those cases are considered active.

Panhandle Health reports the five northern counties added 20 cases, with a total of 2,942 cases with 53 deaths since the start of the pandemic.

Boundary County’s novel coronavirus case count stayed unchanged with no new case reported Friday. There have been 45 cases reported in the county since the start of the pandemic with one death. Three of the county’s cases are considered active.

Kootenai County added 13 new cases on Friday, with 2,313 cases since the start of the pandemic. PHD officials said 153 of the county's cases are considered active.

Shoshone County added two new cases Friday, bringing its total to 207 COVID-19 cases. The district said 42 of those cases remain active. Benewah County had no new case Friday, with 121 cases since the start of the pandemic, 10 of which are active, PHD said.

There is once active case of Panhandle resident whose primary county of residency is undetermined, PHD officials said.

The health district said 2,729 cases are considered closed, meaning those residents are no longer being monitored, have refused monitoring or have died.

The Idaho Department of Health & Welfare reported 333 new confirmed or probable infections, elevating the statewide total to 34,950 cases resulting in 412 deaths.

The Northeast Tri-County Health District in Washington state said the health district reported no new cases on Thursday, Sept. 10, the most recent date for which data is available.

Pend Oreille County has had 57 confirmed cases with three cases in the last 14 days. Stevens County has had 130, with seven cases reported in the past 14 days with one death since the start of the pandemic. Ferry County has has 29 cases, with four in the last 14 days.

The Montana Department of Public Health reported 124 new confirmed cases on Friday, bringing the statewide total to 8,785 cases, 131 of which resulted in fatalities.

Lincoln County has had 103 cases since the outbreak began, with 12 of them considered active. The county has had three deaths since the start of the pandemic. The state said Sanders County has had 42 cases over the course of the pandemic, although only two of them are active. The county has had two deaths connected to COVID-19, Montana public health officials said.

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