Here's What We Know About The 19,000+ Confirmed Cases Of Coronavirus In Idaho

Jul 31, 2020


Owyhee County Records Its First Death From The Coronavirus

July 31 - 5:23 p.m.

Another 12 people in Idaho have died after contracting the coronavirus.

Five of those deaths occurred in Ada County, three in Canyon County, and one in Bonneville, Elmore and Twin Falls counties. Owyhee County recorded its first death, as well.


In all, 189 people have died from complications due to COVID-19 in Idaho.


In all, state officials confirmed another 443 cases Friday, bringing the total to 19,463 since March 13.


Ada and Canyon counties continue to record the most cases in the state, with Canyon County hosting a larger concentration of the disease.


Idaho Adds More Than 500 Confirmed COVID-19 Cases

  July 30 - 5:00 p.m.

Idaho reported 517 lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases Thursday, for a statewide total of 19,020 cases. Four deaths were added, after a record-setting number of 13 were recorded the day before. 


There have now been 177 deaths due to COVID-19 in Idaho. Two of Thursday’s deaths were in Ada County, one was in Kootenai County and one in Twin Falls County. 


Ada County saw the most cases in the state Thursday with 157 confirmed cases, followed by Canyon County with 127 cases and Kootenai County with 72 cases. 


Fifty-five healthcare workers in Idaho who tested positive for coronavirus were added to the state’s tally; 1,189 healthcare workers have tested positive since the beginning of the pandemic.


Hospitalizations related to COVID-19 increased by 27 on Thursday and ICU admissions increased by 11. 

Idaho Records Deadliest Day During Pandemic

July 29 - 5:13 p.m.

Idaho reported 13 more COVID-19 related deaths Wednesday, the state's highest single-day total during the pandemic. That includes the first deaths in Madison and Shoshone counties, in Eastern and North Idaho respectively.

Some of the deaths were added late as the state caught up with local health district counts from a previous day.

The state also reported another 431 confirmed cases and 26 probable as Idaho remains in the worst stretch of cases by far since the first reported cases in March.

Despite the high number of daily cases, most businesses across the state, including bars and restaurants, remain open and masks are only required in a handful of municipalities.

Wednesday's deaths bring the state's total to 173 and come a day after the state reported the youngest person to die from COVID-19 complications. That person was in their 30s.

Idaho Reports Youngest COVID-19 Related Death, Reporting Discrepancies Continue

July 28 - 6:05 p.m.

State health officials reported 507 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed by lab tests Tuesday. The statewide total of confirmed cases is now 18,072. There are an additional 1,150 probable cases statewide.

The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare reported eight new COVID-19-related fatalities Tuesday, bringing the statewide death toll to 160. 

However, combined data from Idaho's seven health districts shows 168 current fatalities. Seven deaths in Kootenai County and one in Elmore County are unaccounted for in the state’s data.

Idaho reported its youngest virus-related death which was in the 30-39 age group. More detailed information on that fatality was not immediately available.

Idaho Reports 6 New COVID-19 Related Fatalities

 July 27 - 5:16 p.m.

State officials reported 479 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed by lab tests Monday. This brings the statewide total of confirmed cases to 17,565. There are an additional 1,129 probable cases statewide.

6 new deaths were reported Monday, bringing the statewide total of deaths to 152. The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare reports 2 more cases admitted to the ICU, as well as 9 more hospitalizations.


State Eclipses 17,000 Cases, Reporting 351 Sunday

July 26 - 6:20 p.m.

State health officials announced 351 new COVID-19 infections confirmed by lab testing Sunday, bringing the state's weekend total to 878.

Almost 72% of the weekend's new confirmed cases were in Ada and Canyon Counties, which continue to be the state's hot spots.

The state reported zero fatalities Sunday; a quiet end to the deadliest seven-day stretch of the pandemic so far. Twenty-Eight people died of the disease last week, and 46 have died since July 1.

State data show 18 new hospitalizations Sunday, and five new cases in intensive care. The state's website tracker showed 20 fewer ICU beds available since Friday, but the statewide total of available intensive care beds and ventilators remains above critical levels.

Since March, 17,086 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed by lab testing. The state shows 5,731 cases - just one-third of the state's total - have recovered.

527 New Cases Saturday, 73% in the Treasure Valley

State Health and Welfare said 527 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed by lab testing Saturday, with 73% of those new cases in Ada and Canyon Counties. The state also announced two new fatalities related to the coronavirus; one in Canyon County, the other in Twin Falls County. Since March, 146 Idahoans have now died from COVID-19 complications; 46 since July 1. State data show more than a dozen new hospitalizations Saturday, but ICU data was different within pages of the state's information dashboard. Health and Welfare posted an increase of ten people admitted to ICU care Saturday, but the number of available ICU beds - listed in a different chart on the state dashboard - decreased by 18 Saturday. 

The total number of people who have been confirmed to have contracted the coronavirus in Idaho is currently 16,735. Health and Welfare says 1,133 had asymptomatic cases and considers fewer than 5,500 to have recovered. It is not clear if the state counts asymptomatic people as recovered.

Six More Deaths And 500 New Cases

July 24 - 6:00 p.m.

 Idaho reported six more deaths and 528 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 Friday. It’s not clear how many of the new cases were probable or lab confirmed because the state’s coronavirus portal was not updated as of 6 p.m. The numbers are usually reported at 5 p.m. every day, including weekends.  This week the state reports there are 569 people with COVID associated with long term care facilities with COVID-19. Sixty three facilities have current outbreaks. 

Idaho Adds 385 Confirmed Cases On Thursday

July 23 - 5:20 p.m.


Idaho recorded 385 confirmed coronavirus cases on Thursday, for a total of 15,706 confirmed cases. Three additional deaths due to COVID-19 were tallied; two in Ada County and one in Canyon County. 


More than thirty healthcare workers were confirmed to have COVID-19 for the second day in a row. 


There were 147 confirmed cases in Ada County on Thursday, 84 cases in Canyon County, 44 cases in Kootenai County and 23 cases in Twin Falls County.

Idaho’s Daily Caseload Remains A Concern

July 22- 5:10 p.m.


State officials reported 461 new cases of the coronavirus on Wednesday, bringing the confirmed statewide total to 15,321. Ada County contributed to more than 6,000 of those cases. 


The daily caseload is down from its highest level on July 15, but daily infection numbers remain a concern to health officials, who also worry about hospital capacity with this month’s surge in cases.


There have been 135 deaths in Idaho due to the coronavirus. Combining all the probable cases with the confirmed cases, the total number of Idaho residents thought to have been infected by COVID-19 was 16,322.


Coronavirus Cases, Deaths Rise After One Day Drop

July 21 - 5:07 p.m.

After a slight, one-day dip, Idaho recorded more than 500 cases of coronavirus for the seventh time.

State officials confirmed another 523 cases and four deaths. Ada and Canyon counties continue to be the epicenter of Idaho’s biggest outbreaks, adding another 195 and 168 cases respectively.


Two of the four new deaths were in Ada County and one in Canyon County. The fourth death was in Jefferson County — its first.


Over the past week, Idaho has confirmed more than 3,900 cases of COVID-19.

Idaho Reports 3 New Deaths, 21 Hospitalizations, and 5 Cases Admitted to ICU

July 20 - 5:14 p.m. 

State officials reported 358 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed by lab tests Monday. This brings the statewide total of confirmed cases to 14,337. There are an additional 929 probable cases statewide.

3 new deaths were reported Monday, bringing the statewide total of deaths to 122. One death was in the 70-79 age group, while the other two fatalities were individuals 80 years or older.

The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare reports 21 new hospitalizations and 5 cases admitted to the ICU. 


Ada, Canyon Counties Have 65% Of State's 1,096 Confirmed COVID-19 Cases This Weekend

July 19 - 7:30 p.m.

Idaho's confirmed total of COVID-19 cases since March nearly reached 14,000 Sunday, with 560 new infections statewide. Data from state Health and Welfare show Idaho is averaging 519 new confirmed cases per day since July 10.

Ada and Canyon Counties continue to surge, combining for 65% of the state's total confirmed cases over the weekend. According to census data from last July, Ada and Canyon Counties combine for 39% of Idaho's total population. 

State data showed no new fatalities Sunday, the first day since July 13th without a death attributed to COVID-19. But, the State website appears to be missing a death reported Friday in eastern Idaho's Bingham County, which would be the 120th coronavirus-related fatality since the outbreak began in March. It was not immediately clear why that death was missing from the state coronavirus website.

Hospitalization data provided by Idaho Health and Welfare has not been updated beyond July 15, the date U.S. Health and Human Services ordered hospitals nationwide to report data to its new collection system instead of the system run by the Centers for Disease Control.

People aged 19-29 have the vast majority of confirmed cases in Idaho, nearly double the next closest age group: 30-39 year-olds. According to state data, which includes both confirmed and probable infections, people 39 and younger account for nearly 59% of statewide cases since March.

Idaho Pushes Past 13,000 New COVID-19 Cases with 536 New Saturday

July 18 - 5:15 p.m.

The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare reported 536 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 Saturday, pushing the statewide total of cases since March to 13,419. The State reported the 119th coronavirus-related fatality Saturday, one which had previously been reported late Friday by the Central Health District in Ada County.

Ada County continues to see the majority of new lab-confirmed cases, with 247 added Saturday to the county total of 5,426.

Hospitalizations had nearly doubled between July 12 and July 15, but no new data is available beyond July 15 when the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services ordered hospitals nationwide to shift data reporting from a public database at the CDC to its own private database.

588 New Cases, Ada and Canyon Counties Each See 2 More Deaths

July 17- 5:30 p.m.

The case total for Friday dipped slightly to 588 new lab-confirmed cases in the state. This is the first week that the state saw a one-day total of more than 600 cases. The last seven days has seen a new high of 3,664 reported positive tests. Ada and Canyon Counties continue to see the highest caseload with Ada at 306 and Canyon at 102. Each of those counties reported two new deaths bringing the state’s death count to 118. 


The state reports there are currently 453 cases of COVID-19 at 52 long-term care facilities. 


Idaho Adds More than 600 Coronavirus Cases For Second Consecutive Day

July 16 - 5:09 p.m.


Idaho added 658 confirmed coronavirus cases on Thursday, for a state total of 12,295 cases. Four additional deaths were recorded on Thursday — two in Ada County, one in Canyon County and one in Valley County.


Hospitalizations and ICU admission due to COVID-19 also spiked on Thursday; 28 more hospitalizations and 14 ICU admissions were tallied. 


Two hundred and eighty-three of Thursday’s cases were in Ada County, 171 were in Canyon County and 71 were in Kootenai County.  

Idaho Sets New Daily Record For COVID-19 Infections

July 15, 2020 - 5:08 p.m.

Idaho set yet another daily record for new COVID-19 infections Wednesday, recording 691 confirmed cases and another seven deaths. There were an additional 36 probable cases.

That number may have been impacted by some number discrepancies from the previous day, but nonetheless brings the state's total confirmed probable cases to 11,637. It continues the sharp upward trajectory of new cases in the state.

The state's death count now stands at 110.

One Death, More Than 300 Confirmed Cases Reported In Idaho

July 14 - 5:21 p.m.

State officials reported 288 new cases of CVOD-19 confirmed by lab tests Tuesday. An additional death was recorded in Canyon County, bringing the statewide death count to 103. Ten more cases have been hospitalized since Monday and seven additional were admitted to the ICU, continuing the surge reported by Treasure Valley health care leaders. In a press conference Tuesday, St. Luke’s Health System CEO Chris Roth said about half of confirmed coronavirus cases in Idaho have occurred in the past two weeks, with the other half spread out over three months, from March to June.

Idaho Reports 495 New Confirmed COVID-19 Cases

July 13 - 5:17 p.m.

State health officials Monday reported 495 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Idaho.  The majority of new cases — 301 — come from Ada County.

The death toll in Idaho remained steady at 102, though a local nurse practitioner tweeted earlier Monday about the death of a Caldwell family nurse practitioner from COVID-19. That death has yet to be recorded on the state’s website.

An additional 17 cases among health care workers were added Monday, bringing the total to 760. The number of people hospitalized increased by 23 and two others were admitted to the ICU since Sunday.

Idaho Tops 10K Mark For COVID-19 Cases, Weekend Sees 944 New Diagnoses

July 12 - 6:00 p.m.

On Sunday, the number of coronavirus cases tipped past the 10,000 mark in Idaho with a total of 10,163 positive tests since the pandemic started in March. On Saturday, the state hit a new record one-day high of 556 positive tests recorded; new cases dipped a little on Sunday to 388. Ada and Canyon County, at the center of this summer surge, each saw more than 300 new cases over the weekend. On Sunday, Ada County reported 170 new cases, with Canyon County at 95 new cases. There were no deaths on Sunday keeping the state death toll at 102.

Idaho Adds 556 Confirmed Cases Saturday, A 14% Increase.

July 11 - 5:15 p.m.

State Health officials Saturday posted 556 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Idaho, a 14% increase over Friday's record daily total.

Canyon County nearly doubled its previous daily record with 234 new cases. Ada County had 174 new cases Saturday.

One new fatality was reported by Canyon County, its 11th, and 102nd statewide.

The number of people hospitalized increased by 19 Saturday. Thiry-six people have been hospitalized in the last two days according to state data, for a total of 468 since the outbreak reached Idaho in mid-March.

Idaho's Very Bad Week For COVID-19 Cases

July 10 - 5:30 p.m.


State officials reported 479 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Friday, bringing the confirmed statewide total to 9,219. Friday was the fourth straight day that Idaho had more than 400 new cases.


An additional death was recorded in Ada County, bringing the statewide tally to 101. The majority of Friday’s new cases were once again in Ada County, 182, with Canyon County registering 116.


The end of the workweek continued a nearly monthlong trend of rising daily cases, as Idaho suffered from a resurgence of the virus. The  Combining all the probable cases with the confirmed cases, the total number of persons believed to have been infected by the coronavirus was nearing 10,000, a grim milestone.

For Third Day In A Row, Idaho's Coronavirus Cases Exceed 400

July 9 - 5:10 p.m. 


Idaho added 433 new confirmed coronavirus cases on Thursday, for a state total of 8,740.  The state also reached 100 deaths; Ada and Canyon counties each saw one additional death. Twenty-one hospitalizations were recorded today, as well as 27 healthcare workers who tested positive. There were 156 new cases in Ada County, 101 cases in Canyon County, 52 cases in Kootenai County and 31 cases in Twin Falls County.

Idaho Tops 400 Confirmed COVID-19 Cases For Second Straight Day

July 8 - 6:01 p.m.

Idaho reported 423 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases Wednesday, the second day in a row the state topped 400 in the midst of a worsening outbreak. Before Tuesday, the state hadn't seen 400 cases in a day since the outbreak began in March.

Four more deaths were reported, bringing the state's total to 98.

Idaho's total of confirmed probable cases during the pandemic is 8,307.

Idaho Sets New Single-Day Record, Reporting 448 New Confirmed Cases

July 7 - 5:45 p.m.

State officials reported 448 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed by lab tests Tuesday. This brings the statewide total of confirmed cases to 7,884. There are an additional 655 probable cases statewide.

Coronavirus cases continue to climb in those 29 and younger, with 159 new cases falling in that age group. The average age of Idahoans with COVID-19 is 37.8 years old. There are no new deaths, however Dr. Joshua Kern told Boise State Public Radio this week that fatalities often happen weeks after a positive test.

The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare reports nine new hospitalizations. 

Over 300 New COVID-19 Cases, 1 Death Added To Idaho Totals Monday

July 6 - 5:33 p.m.


For the fourth-consecutive day state health officials have reported more than 300 daily cases of COVID-19 in Idaho. Of the 319 added today, 143 were reported in Ada County and 51 were reported from Canyon County.


Monday’s death comes from Bingham County, its first. This brings Idaho’s coronavirus-related deaths to 94.


Since Sunday, 18 more cases have been hospitalized— six of which were sent to the ICU. An additional 26 health care workers are reported to have contracted the virus since yesterday.


Earlier today on Twitter, St. Alphonsus announced COVID-19 testing would now be based on medical necessity and severity of symptoms, due to an influx of possible coronavirus cases.

Idaho Adds 365 Confirmed Cases Sunday, Total Infected Passes 7,000

July 5 - 5:30 p.m.

State health officials said 365 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed by lab test results Sunday. Since Friday, the state has announced 1,141 new cases; the fastest jump of 1,000 cases or more since the pandemic was first identified in Idaho in mid-March. According to state data, 7,144 Idahoans have contracted the virus. Cases identified in Idaho's most-populated areas have surged in recent weeks, with 207 new cases confirmed in Ada County Sunday. Ada county has more than 1,000 cases more than any other county in the state.

Canyon County added 91 new cases Sunday, a lower number than recent days but adding to one of the fastest-growing outbreaks in the state. The number of cases in Canyon County have more than doubled in the last eight days.

Hospitalizations increased again Sunday, with 10 new patient admissions.

Idaho Adds 378 Cases Saturday, 75% in Canyon, Ada Counties

July 4 - 5:30 p.m.

State Health officials say lab results confirmed another 378 cases of COVID-19 Saturday, the second-highest daily total since the outbreak began in March according to state data. The state website shows 776 new cases confirmed in the past two days.

Saturday, Ada and Canyon counties accounted for 287 new confirmed cases; 76% of the statewide total. Canyon County Saturday set a new record high of daily cases (163) for the fourth day this week, according to the Idaho Statesman. For the week ending Saturday, July 4, Ada county added 672 confirmed cases and Canyon county added 549. New cases have boomed in the Treasure Valley since June 19.

The total lab-confirmed cases of coronavirus in Idaho is 6,779.

The state says 93 people have died from COVID-19, but data from health districts shows 94 fatalities.

Idaho Adds 217 Confirmed Coronavirus Cases, 79 Of Them In Canyon County

July 2 - 5:10 p.m. 


Idaho added 217 confirmed coronavirus cases for a state total of 6,003 on Thursday and no additional deaths. Canyon County saw the largest uptick with 79 new cases, followed by Ada County (48 new cases) and Twin Falls (26 new cases). Fifteen of Thursday’s cases were healthcare workers. 


Idaho Reports Another 233 Confirmed COVID-19 Cases

July 1 - 5:12 p.m.

Idaho reported another 233 confirmed cases of COVID-19 Wednesday, continuing a grim trend.

After topping 200 cases just once from March through much of June, the state has surpassed that number seven of the past eight days.

Wednesday's cases brings the state's total to 5,786 confirmed cases. No new deaths were reported and that number stands at 92.

The rising cases have caused Idaho to pause its reopening at Phase 4, though practically that means very little, as almost all businesses are allowed to be open. Ada County has shut down bars once more and the cities of Moscow and Hailey have mandated mask-wearing.


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