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The Eastern Idaho Public Health Department reports that Fremont County has its first case of COVID-19. “Female under the age of 60. This individual was not hospitalized and is self-isolating at home,” reported the department on its webpage. “This case is connected with travel out of the country.” Fremont County Sheriff Len Humphries said he wasn’t surprised to learn about the COVID-19 case. “I figured it would happen. It’s all around us,” he said. EIPH also reported that a Custer County man, under the age of 50, was recently diagnosed with the illness. He also didn’t require hospitalization and is recovering at home. “This case is connected to travel to an area experiencing community transmission,” it said. The health department declined to go into specifics on either situation stating that information is confidential. EIPH stated that its epidemiologists have started an investigation concerning the two new COVID-19 cases. The organization plans to contact anyone who may have been infected to give guidance. “EIPH continues to monitor the COVID-19 situation closely and is working with state public health officials, city and county government leaders, hospitals, healthcare providers, emergency management, EMS, schools, and our communities to help slow down the spread of illness,” it said. Jefferson, Madison and Teton counties report two cases of the disease each bringing a total number of those infected with COVID-19 in the region to eight. Idaho health officials report a total of 123 COVID-19 cases in the state. The health department noted that there are easy ways for everyone to stay healthy and recommended the following: Practice social distancing by maintaining a distance of six feet between individuals, stay home if you’re sick, wash your hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds, cover your nose and mouth with a tissue or your sleeve when you cough or sneeze, avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth, clean and disinfect surfaces and objects that may be contaminated with germs. For addition information visit www.EIPH.Idaho.gov.

The Eastern Idaho Public Health Department reports that Fremont County has its first case of COVID-19.

“Female under the age of 60. This individual was not hospitalized and is self-isolating at home,” reported the department on its webpage. “This case is connected with travel out of the country.”

Fremont County Sheriff Len Humphries said he wasn’t surprised to learn about the COVID-19 case.

“I figured it would happen. It’s all around us,” he said.

EIPH also reported that a Custer County man, under the age of 50, was recently diagnosed with the illness. He also didn’t require hospitalization and is recovering at home.

“This case is connected to travel to an area experiencing community transmission,” it said.

The health department declined to go into specifics on either situation stating that information is confidential.

EIPH stated that its epidemiologists have started an investigation concerning the two new COVID-19 cases. The organization plans to contact anyone who may have been infected to give guidance.

“EIPH continues to monitor the COVID-19 situation closely and is working with state public health officials, city and county government leaders, hospitals, healthcare providers, emergency management, EMS, schools, and our communities to help slow down the spread of illness,” it said.

Jefferson, Madison and Teton counties report two cases of the disease each bringing a total number of those infected with COVID-19 in the region to eight. Idaho health officials report a total of 123 COVID-19 cases in the state.

The health department noted that there are easy ways for everyone to stay healthy and recommended the following: Practice social distancing by maintaining a distance of six feet between individuals, stay home if you’re sick, wash your hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds, cover your nose and mouth with a tissue or your sleeve when you cough or sneeze, avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth, clean and disinfect surfaces and objects that may be contaminated with germs.

For addition information visit www.EIPH.Idaho.gov.