County sees 6 new COVID cases

| September 24, 2020 1:00 AM

SANDPOINT — Bonner County gained six additional novel coronavirus cases, bringing the county's total to 315 since the pandemic started.

Forty-seven of the county’s cases are considered active.

Boundary County noted two additional COVID-19 cases over the past week, including 1 on Monday, with the county noting a total of 56 cases since the start of the pandemic and one death. Panhandle Health District officials said eight of those cases are considered active.

In all, PHD reports the five northern counties added 32 new cases on Wednesday, with a total of 3,249 cases with 57 deaths since the start of the pandemic. There are currently 20 people hospitalized due to COVID-19 in the five northern counties, with a total of 194 people hospitalized during the course of the pandemic.

Kootenai County added 20 new cases on Wednesday, with a total of 2,530 cases since the start of the pandemic. PHD officials said 205 of the county's cases are considered active.

Shoshone County added one new case on Monday, with a total at 213 COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic. The district said seven of those cases remain active.

Benewah County also added one new case Wednesday, with 137 cases since the start of the pandemic, 19 of which are active, PHD said.

The Idaho Department of Health & Welfare reported 396 new confirmed or probable infections, elevating the statewide total to 38,743 cases resulting in 454 deaths.

The Northeast Tri-County Health District in Washington state said the health district reported one new case of COVID-19 on Wednesday, with the cases being reported in Stevens County.

Pend Oreille County has had 60 confirmed cases, with six hospitalizations, since the start of the pandemic and 1,686 total tests given. Three cases have been reported in the last 14 days.

Stevens County has had 153, with 22 cases reported in the past 14 days with two deaths since the start of the pandemic. There have been 15 cases that required hospitalization with 4,474 total tests given during that timeframe.

Ferry County has has 29 cases since the start of the pandemic, with no new cases reported in the last 14 days. There has been one case that required hospitalization since the start of the pandemic and a total of 774 tests given during that timeframe.

The Montana Department of Public Health reported 130 new confirmed cases on Wednesday, bringing the statewide total to 10,912 confirmed cases, 165 of which resulted in fatalities.

Lincoln County has had 106 cases since the outbreak began, with three of them considered active and 100 people reported as recovered. The county has had three deaths since the start of the pandemic. The state said Sanders County has had 45 cases over the course of the pandemic, although only two of them are active with 42 people reported recovered. The county has had one death connected to COVID-19, Montana public health officials said.