Idaho governor urges better personal actions to slow spread of COVID-19
The state will state in Stage 4 of the Idaho Rebounds plan for another two weeks
BOISE, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) - Idaho will continue to stay in Stage 4 of the governor’s Idaho Rebounds plan for another two weeks because COVID-19 cases are still on the rise in the state.
Idaho Gov. Brad Little made the announcement Thursday afternoon during a news conference from the statehouse. He is urging Idahoans to ramp up personal actions to curb the spread of the virus.
“Our personal actions work better to slow the spread of coronavirus than anything else. Our personal actions are free of cost and a minor sacrifice relative to the rewards,” Little said. “This is about personal responsibility – something Idaho is all about. Wear a mask. Watch your distance from others. Wash your hands. Do these things so our kids can stay in school, our loved ones stay safe, and our economy can continue to prosper.”
State epidemiologist Dr. Christine Hahn explained some of the increase in cases and data the state is looking at. As of Thursday, Idaho was ranked seventh among other stations in the nation for most COVID-19 cases per 100,000. At the moment, the southeastern part of the state is being hit the hardest.
Little also said hospitals are seeing the highest number of virus cases since the start of the pandemic.
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