Yesterday, April 1st, Southwest District Health (SWDH) reported two new COVID-19 positive cases in Payette County, Idaho, which shares a border with Malheur County. SWDH is not releasing press releases for additional cases beyond the first positive report in a county. We do not have additional information to share. The SWDH case investigation is underway. Malheur County Health Department Communicable Disease nurses will continue to work with SWDH to follow up on contact monitoring for residents of Malheur County, if needed. Follow SWDH on their website https://phd3.idaho.gov/coronavirus/ for more information.
SWDH serves six Idaho counties: Adams, Canyon, Gem, Owyhee, Payette and Washington. The COVID-19 positive case count as of April 1, 2020 for SWDH is 77. Ada County is reporting 226 positive cases. Additional county counts can be found at https://coronavirus.idaho.gov/.