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County virus cases more than double

| March 29, 2020 11:56 AM

‘Community transmission’ now suspected

The Panhandle Health District (PHD) and Kootenai Health on Sunday confirmed 16 additional cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

That brings the total to 27 in the Panhandle area. Twenty-six are in Kootenai County; Bonner County joined the ranks of the infected with Sunday’s report.

According to PHD, it appears there is a community transmission in Kootenai County. Some of the confirmed cases are not connected to travel or contact with a confirmed case.

“We continue to urge the public to adhere to the stay-home order made by Governor Little,” PHD said in a press release. “We know practicing social distancing strategies can slow the spread of this virus, but we need everyone to do their part.”

Case 12: Male in his 60s from Kootenai County. He is self-isolating at home. This case appears to be travel related. Contact tracing is ongoing.

Case 13: Female in her 60s from Kootenai County. She is self-isolating at home. This case appears to be acquired through community transmission. Contact tracing is ongoing.

Case 14: Female in her 50s from Kootenai County. She is self-isolating at home. This case appears to be acquired through community contact with a confirmed case. Contact tracing is ongoing.

Case 15: Male under the age of 18 from Kootenai County. He is self-isolating at home. This case appears to be acquired through community contact with a confirmed case. Contact tracing is ongoing.

Case 16: Male in his 50s from Kootenai County. He is self-isolating at home. This case appears to be acquired through community transmission. Contact tracing is ongoing.

Case 17: Male in his 60s from Kootenai County. He is self-isolating at home. This case appears to be acquired through community contact with a confirmed case. Contact tracing is ongoing.

Case 18: Female in her 20s from Kootenai County. She is self-isolating at home. This case appears to be acquired through community transmission. Contact tracing is ongoing.

Case 19: Male 18 years old or younger from Kootenai County. He is self-isolating at home. This case appears to be acquired through community transmission. Contact tracing is ongoing.

Case 20: Male in his 30s from Kootenai County. He is self-isolating at home. This case appears to be acquired through community transmission. Contact tracing is ongoing.

Case 21: Female in her 40s from Kootenai County. She is self-isolating at home. Contact tracing is ongoing.

Case 22: Female in her 30s from Kootenai County. She is self-isolating at home. This case appears to be acquired through community transmission. Contact tracing is ongoing.

Case 23: Male in his 40s from Kootenai County. He is self-isolating at home. This case appears to be acquired through community transmission. Contact tracing is ongoing.

Case 24: Individual in their 60s from Kootenai County. Individual is self-isolating at home. This case appears to be acquired through community transmission. Contact tracing is ongoing.

Case 25: Male in his 50s from Kootenai County. He is self-isolating at home. Contact tracing is ongoing.

Case 26: Female in her 20s from Kootenai County. She is self-isolating at home. This case appears to be acquired through community transmission. Contact tracing is ongoing.

Case 27: Male in his 60s from Bonner County. Contact tracing is ongoing.