Coronavirus infections continue to climb in the region

The number of coronavirus infections continues to rise in the north central Idaho and southeastern Washington region.

The Public Health – Idaho North Central District reported a total of 51 new virus cases Monday. Latah County reported 19 new infections – including three in the Moscow School District. Additionally, the University of Idaho reported a total of 43 new virus cases between October 10th and October 16th. Elsewhere in the district, Nez Perce County had 17 new infections, Idaho and Clearwater counties both added 4 new cases each, and Lewis County reported 7 new COVID-19 infections Monday.

In southeastern Washington, Whitman County reported a total of 68 new virus cases over the weekend and through Monday, while Asotin County had a total of 16 new coronavirus infections from Friday to Monday.

There were no additional deaths in the region and only one hospitalization. (Lewiston Tribune)