Coronavirus death reported in Whitman County

Health officials in Whitman County have reported another COVID-19 related death – the third since the pandemic began. The victim was a man between the ages of 60 and 79.

In north central Idaho there were 110 new coronavirus cases announced Tuesday.

Latah County reported the most new infections with 53. Nez Perce County saw its numbers increase by 27, Idaho County reported 16 new infections, Clearwater County had 11, and Lewis County reported three new COVID-19 infections Tuesday.

KLEW-TV in Lewiston announced a coronavirus infection among its employees and will quarantine its staff for two weeks. The station plans to deliver news through its Facebook page, Twitter and its website klewtv.com as much as possible for the next two weeks.

The Idaho County Jail reported a positive case involving an inmate. As a precaution, fingerprinting, jail visits, work on concealed weapons permits and sex offender registrations have been suspended until further notice.

In southeastern Washington, Whitman County reported 12 new COVID-19 infections, and Asotin County had one new virus infection Tuesday. (Lewiston Tribune)

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