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30 confirmed or probable cases of COVID-19 after religious revival in Idaho Falls

Jun 3, 2020

By Eric Grossarth

At least 30 people who attended a religious revival in Idaho Falls have been diagnosed with or are suspected to have COVID-19.

The Idaho Falls Potter’s House Christian Center on Lomax Street held a multi-day revival near the end of May. In the days following the event, people who attended began showing novel coronavirus symptoms. They were tested, and the positive cases were reported to Eastern Idaho Public Health and the Southeastern Idaho Public Health District.

Eastern Idaho Public Health spokeswoman Mimi Taylor said health officials are speaking with at least 41 people from 12 households who attended the revival. Within that health district, 11 people were found to have COVID-19. At least 6 other cases are considered probable.

An additional 13 people from Bannock and Bingham Counties who attended the event tested positive for the virus, Southeastern Idaho Public Health Community Health Director Tracy McCulloch told EastIdahoNews.com.

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