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COVID-19: The latest numbers

| August 21, 2020 1:05 AM

PHD reported 27 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, bringing its total cases to 2,547. Of those, 2,019 are closed and the number of active cases is down to 528, which is 0.21 percent of the district’s population.

In the last three days, PHD reported 200 cases closed and 81 new cases.

Thirty-three people — including 23 in Kootenai County, nine in Shoshone County and one in Benewah — have died of the coronavirus, according to PHD. Four were in the 60-69 age group and 29 were over the age of 70.

There are 14 people hospitalized at Kootenai Health, with six requiring critical care.

Health officials remind people to maintain social distancing, wash hands and wear masks, per the PHD’s mandate for Kootenai County.