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Kootenai County, ID: Following the afternoon briefing of the Kootenai County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Unified Command, today’s report shows three new cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the Panhandle Health District. This bring our total to 52, with 48 in Kootenai County and four in Bonner County.
Additionally, 24 of the above mentioned cases are no longer being monitored. This is defined by the Panhandle Health District as a person who has stayed home for the recommended period of time and have not had a fever for at least 72 hours. Details on any new cases are posted and updated in real time on www.panhandlehealthdistrict.org/covid-19/.
This morning Governor Little held a press conference extending the “stay-home” order through April 30th. There is also further guidance regarding the order to include some additional changes that are now in place. You can find all the specifics on our Facebook page and at https://coronavirus.idaho.gov/.
Unfortunately, there is a lot of misinformation out there on social media. So for the most accurate and up-to-date information on COVID-19 please continue to follow the Kootenai County Office of Emergency Management’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/kootenaioem/.
For any inquiries regarding COVID-19 in Kootenai County, you can contact our Citizen Inquiry line Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm at 208-446-2292.
Sheriff Ben Wolfinger
Chief Chris WayKootenai County Emergency Operations Center