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(March 30, 3:05 p.m.) LEWISTON – Public Health – Idaho North Central District (PH-INCD) has announced the five newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) in Nez Perce County. There are now 10 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in North Central Idaho.

The investigation into these new cases is in the preliminary stages. Four of the five cases are involving persons older than 75, and one is in the 50s age range. None of these cases was hospitalized, and all are recovering at home.

Epidemiologists with PH-INCD will work to determine reasonable risk criteria for locations visited by the patients and investigate any close contacts. If other people are found to have been exposed, public health officials will provide guidance to them and will monitor them closely for symptoms.

Additional case-specific information about these individuals is confidential and will not be released.

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