Minimal cases of COVID reported regionally Tuesday

Regional health officials reported just 12 total new coronavirus cases Tuesday across the 8 county area and no virus-related deaths.

In north central Idaho, Latah County had the highest number of new infections with 7; Nez Perce and Clearwater counties each reported just one; and there were no new cases in Idaho or Lewis counties.

In southeastern Washington, Asotin County added 3 new infections, and there were no new COVID-19 cases reported in Whitman or Garfield counties.

Appointments are now available for people seeking to get the single dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine Friday at the public health department in Lewiston.  Vaccine appointments are available for anyone 18 years of age and older who work or live within Latah, Nez Perce, Lewis, Clearwater and Idaho counties.(Lewiston Tribune)