COVID-19: Community spread in Boundary, Shoshone Counties

| July 31, 2020 2:26 PM

Panhandle Health District (PHD) has identified community transmission of COVID-19 in Boundary and Shoshone counties.

Community transmission, also referred to as community spread, means that at least one person has been infected with the virus and, through contact tracing, PHD is unable to determine how or where they became infected. The individual(s) did not travel and had no identified contact with another person with COVID-19.

PHD urges all residents to assume the virus could be anywhere in the community and surrounding counties.

The first death related to COVID-19 in Shoshone County was reported yesterday. It was the 10th death attributed to the coronavirus in North Idaho.