Coronavirus count falls
Medical reservist Terre Gagnon of Hayden prepares a tray of Moderna doses Tuesday at the Panhandle Health vaccination clinic at the Kootenai County Fairgrounds. Panhandle Health will vaccinate roughly 300 residents this week at the fairgrounds, with help from the Medical Response Corps and about 35 members of the National Guard.
The number of new coronavirus cases continues to fall in North Idaho.
The Panhandle Health District reported 70 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday, bringing its total number of cases to 20,822. A month ago, on Jan. 2, the PHD reported 253 new cases.
There were no COVID-deaths reported in the PHD, leaving the district’s total number of deaths attributed to the virus at 242. Of those, 213 were people over the age of 70.
Kootenai County had 42 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, PHD reported. One month ago, on Jan. 2, Kootenai County had 169 new COVID cases.
While virus numbers are falling, health officials remind people to wear masks when unable to maintain social distancing of at least six feet and wash hands often to help prevent the spread of the virus.