Local health districts report more COVID-19 cases

Regional health districts reported a smaller number of new coronavirus infections Tuesday.

The Public Health-Idaho North Central District reported 18 new cases for a total of 785. Seven cases were in Nez Perce County; another seven were reported in Idaho County; and Latah County added four new COVID-19 infections. No hospitalizations were reported.

The number of cases in Whitman County slowed to just 11 on Tuesday, but health officials believe the lower numbers may be related to fewer people seeking tests and staying home to avoid the region’s poor air quality. There are now 1,065 positive COVID-19 diagnoses in Whitman County.

Elsewhere in southeastern Washington, Asotin County reported four new infections. (Lewiston Tribune)