Emergency Restriction Order: Face Coverings in Kootenai County
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Informational Hotline: 877-415-5225
Panhandle Health District (District 1) COVID-19 Data
District 1 covers Kootenai, Bonner, Boundary, Benewah, Shoshone counties
Total Cases: 3,013
New Cases Today: 15
Closed Cases (No longer monitored, Refused Monitoring, Deceased): 2,787**
Currently Hospitalized: 9
Numbers updated 09/15/2020
(This data will be updated Monday-Friday at or prior to 5pm. No reports made on holidays)
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*A probable case is defined as:
A person meeting clinical criteria AND epidemiologic evidence with no confirmatory laboratory testing performed for COVID-19;
A person meeting presumptive laboratory evidence AND either clinical criteria OR epidemiologic evidence;
A person meeting vital records criteria with no confirmatory laboratory testing performed for COVID-19.
**Closed cases include those who are No longer monitored, Refused Monitoring, Individuals who we were unable to reach, or are Deceased. Active cases are those who are actively being monitored by the health district in order to monitor their symptoms and advise when they should leave isolation and can be around others. A person is no longer being monitored when they have stayed home for our recommended period of time AND have not had a fever for at least 24 hours (that is one full day of no fever without the use medicine that reduces fevers) AND other symptoms have improved (for example, when your cough or shortness of breath have improved) AND at least 10 days have passed since your symptoms first appeared.
***Hospitalizations is a tally of total hospitalizations of confirmed cases. This does not mean these patients are currently hospitalized, only that they were hospitalized for COVID-19 and are also confirmed positive with COVID-19.
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We are no longer posting a press release for each confirmed COVID-19 case. This page on our website will be updated daily at noon if there are new cases to report. We will post a press release when a county has their first COVID-19 case and if there are any COVID-19 related deaths.
Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is a virus strain that was first detected in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China in December 2019. The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) confirmed the first case of COVID-19 in the United States on Jan. 22, in Snohomish County, Wash.
To minimize the risk of spread, health officials in Idaho and throughout the United States are working with healthcare providers to quickly identify and evaluate suspected cases.
People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness.
These symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus:
- Fever or chills
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
This list does not include all possible symptoms. We will continue to update this list as we learn more about COVID-19.
Currently, there are no vaccines available to prevent novel coronavirus infections.