County adds 10 COVID cases

by CAROLINE LOBSINGER
Staff Writer | September 15, 2020 1:00 AM

SANDPOINT — Bonner County added 10 COVID-19 cases Monday, bringing the county's total to 265. Panhandle Health District officials said 36 of those cases are considered active.

In all, PHD reports the five northern counties added 56 cases, with a total of 2,998 cases with 53 deaths since the start of the pandemic.

Boundary County added a new novel coronavirus case over the weekend, with 46 cases reported in the county since the start of the pandemic with one death. Four of the county’s cases are considered active.

Kootenai County added 40 new cases on Friday, with a total of 2,353 cases since the start of the pandemic. PHD officials said 184 of the county's cases are considered active.

Shoshone County added two new cases Monday, bringing its total to 209 COVID-19 cases. The district said 15 of those cases remain active. Benewah County had three new cases Monday, with 124 cases since the start of the pandemic, 13 of which are active, PHD said.

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

The health district said 2,745 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 253 new confirmed or probable infections, elevating the statewide total to 35,532 cases resulting in 419 deaths.

The Northeast Tri-County Health District in Washington state said the health district reported three new cases of COVID-19 over the weekend. All of the cases are in Stevens County, with two of the cases in the Colville area and the third in the Wellpinit area.

Pend Oreille County has had 57 confirmed cases with two cases in the last 14 days. Stevens County has had 133, with nine 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 86 new confirmed cases on Monday, bringing the statewide total to 9,107 cases, 138 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.

Caroline Lobsinger can be reached at clobsinger@bonnercountydailybee.com and follow her on Twitter @CarolDailyBee.