Young girl first to test positive for COVID-19 in Benewah County

BENEWAH CO., Idaho — A young girl has tested positive for COVID-19 in Benewah County, the Panhandle Health District said Saturday. Hers marks the first confirmed case in the county. 

The health district said the girl is younger than 18. She has been asked to self-isolate. 

Of the 71 total COVID-19 cases reported by the PHD, 66 are in Kootenai County, 4 in Bonner County, and 1 in Benewah. 

Health officials are working to contact trace anyone who may have come in contact with the girl. 

“Our call center is available Monday through Friday to take questions or concerns for our community,” said Lora Whalen, PHD director. “We continue to urge everyone to continue practicing the staged guidelines in Governor Little’s reopening plan.”

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