COVID-19 Related Death Confirmed in Payette County

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COVID-19 Related Death Confirmed in Payette County

PAYETTE COUNTY – Southwest District Health (SWDH) has confirmed the first death associated with COVID-19 in Payette County. The individual was a male in his 50s hospitalized with underlying health complications. Other specific information about this individual will not be released. “Our thoughts and sympathies are with this individual’s family and friends,” said Nikki Zogg, District Director for Southwest District Health.

This death was first reported last week on websites for the State of Idaho and SWDH. Later, the epidemiological investigation showed the cause of death had not yet been confirmed and the death was removed from both websites. Following the receipt of confirmation of COVID-19 as a contributing factor, this death was added back into the data reported and was updated to the State’s website https://coronavirus.idaho.gov/ this weekend. Case counts for SWDH’s region are available at https://phd3.idaho.gov/coronavirus  and will be updated by 7 p.m. on weekdays unless otherwise noted.

To date, SWDH has reported five other COVID-19 deaths in its six-county region including:

  • A male in his 80s from Canyon County; hospitalized with underlying medical conditions
  • A male in his 70s from Canyon County; hospitalized with underlying medical conditions
  • A female in her 80s from Canyon County; hospitalized with underlying medical conditions but discharged to home on hospice
  • A male in his 80s from Canyon County; hospitalized; underlying medical conditions unknown
  • A male in his 70s from Canyon County; hospitalized with underlying medical conditions

Residents who have questions may call the Southwest District Health COVID-19 call center at (208) 455-5411 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.  Residents may also call the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare toll-free hotline at 1-888-330-3010. The hotline will be staffed Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. for questions regarding essential businesses, unemployment and food stamps, mental health, childcare, and small business loans.

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Media Contact:
Katrina Williams
Southwest District Health
Katrina.Williams@phd3.idaho.gov
(208) 455-5317 or (208) 899-1268

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