Here's What We Know About The 27,000+ Confirmed COVID-19 Cases In Idaho

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Idaho Records More Deaths, Fewer Cases Monday

August 24 - 5:15 p.m.

 

 

For the fourth-straight day, the daily number of lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases in Idaho has come in under 300. State health officials announced 174 newly-confirmed cases Monday, continuing a downward trend. The statewide total of confirmed cases is now 27,989. An additional 43 cases were listed as probable.

 

Ada and Canyon Counties continue to report the highest percentages of confirmed cases, with Latah, Nez Perce and Kootenai seeing significant spikes Monday. Of Idaho’s 44 counties, 19 did not report a single new confirmed case today.

 

Despite the dip in case numbers, Idaho logged seven additional deaths Monday after recording just three over the weekend. Canyon County recorded three while Shoshone and Ada each logged two. 

Case Numbers And Deaths Drop In Sunday Trend

August 23 - 5:45 p.m.

 

State health officials announced just 178 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 Sunday, following a trend in dropping Sunday numbers that began late last month. This brings the statewide total of confirmed cases to 27,815. Similarly, only one death was reported statewide from Canyon County, putting the Idaho death toll at 307.

Daily COVID-19 Cases Below 300 For Fifth of Eight Days, Two More Deaths Saturday

August 22 - 5:10 p.m.

State Health officials Saturday announced 266 new COVID-19 cases confirmed by lab testing, the fifth of the last eight days with fewer than 300 new cases. The Seven and 14-day trends continue to fall, down 27% and 19% respectively in the last seven days. The majority of new cases continue to be found in Ada and Canyon counties. Combined, the two counties account for nearly 59% of confirmed cases statewide.

Two more fatalities were confirmed by state officials Saturday, both in Canyon County (64). Statewide, the death toll is 306, with 109 in Ada County, and the bulk of fatalities afflicting residents in long-term care facilities.

Hospitalizations increased by 13 Saturday. Governor Brad Little and state epidemiologist Dr. Christine Hahn said Friday, too many people continue to need hospital care due to COVID-19 to move the state beyond phase four of its rebound plan. The threshold to advance is eight hospitalizations per day, recently increased from four.

Six New COVID-19-Related Deaths Recorded In Idaho, 232 New Confirmed Cases

August 21 - 6:00 p.m. 

State health officials reported 232 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed by lab tests Friday. The statewide total of confirmed cases is now 29,359. There are an additional 1,988 probable cases statewide.

The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare reported 6 new deaths Friday, bringing the statewide total of deaths to 304. 

Idaho’s small decrease in positive tests may not mean cases will continue to drop. Dr. David Pate, a member of Idaho’s Coronavirus Task Force, told Idaho Matters that with students heading back to school, numbers could be very different in a month.

Idaho Adds 385 Cases, Seven Deaths On Thursday

August 20 — 5:15 p.m. 

 

Idaho added 385 confirmed COVID-19 cases on Thursday for a statewide total of 27,139. Seven deaths were recorded as well. Now 281 Idahoans have died due to COVID-19 over the course of the pandemic. 

 

Canyon and Shoshone counties saw two deaths, while Fremont, Gem and Kootenai each had one. 

 

Ada County added 117 confirmed COVID-19 cases on Thursday, while Bonneville added 44 and Canyon added 43. 

 

New COVID-19 Cases Top 300 Again In Idaho After Brief Decline

August 19 - 5:15 p.m.

Idaho reported nine more deaths and 323 new lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases Wednesday, the second straight day above 300 after a brief decline. The state reported another 47 probable new cases.

Idaho now had 26,754 total confirmed cases and 291 deaths.

Despite the high rate of infection, rules for prevention remain a patchwork across the state, with masks only mandated in a handful of municipalities.

Coronavirus Deaths, Cases Spike Tuesday After Multi-Day Decline

August 18 - 5:08 p.m.

Idaho recorded 340 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 after a several day slide in the numbers, along with nine new deaths.

The prior three days each tallied fewer than 300 cases. The state has now confirmed 26,431 cases since mid-March.

 

Three people each died in Ada and Canyon counties, along with one in each of Kootenai, Payette and Shoshone counties, bringing Idaho’s death total to 282.

 

Hospitalizations appear to be declining, albeit still elevated. 167 people had been admitted to the hospital as of Aug. 15, the most recent data available. 37 people had been admitted to the ICU with COVID-19.

Idaho Adds 250 New COVID-19 Cases, 4 Deaths Monday

August 17 - 5:15 p.m.

State health officials reported 250 new lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases Monday. This continues noticeable drop in case numbers over the weekend, following Friday’s case count of 502. The statewide total of confirmed cases is now 26,091.

The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare also announced four additional deaths after reporting zero on Sunday — two in Canyon County and one each in Owyhee and Kootenai Counties. This brings the state death count to 273.

Since Sunday, Aug. 16, 19 patients have been hospitalized and three were admitted to the ICU

Idaho Cases, Deaths Slow Slightly Over Weekend

August 16 - 5:45 p.m.

Idaho health officials announced a total of 487 confirmed cases of COVID-19 this weekend — 304 Saturday and 183 Sunday — bringing the statewide total to 25,841. An additional four deaths were logged Saturday with no new deaths Sunday, putting Idaho’s death toll at 269.

Ada, Canyon, Bonneville & Kootenai Counties saw the biggest spike in coronavirus cases over the weekend, making up more than 75% of the newly reported cases.

14 New Deaths, Idaho Records Deadliest Day During Pandemic

August 14 - 5:15 p.m. 

State health officials reported 502 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed by lab tests Friday. The statewide total of confirmed cases is now 25,385. There are an additional 1,788 probable cases statewide.

The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare reported 14 new deaths Friday, bringing the statewide total of deaths to 265.

This is the most deaths the state has reported in a single day since the pandemic began. 

State Reports 502 New Confirmed Cases Of COVID-19, 14 New Deaths

August 14 - 5:15 p.m. 

State health officials reported 502 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed by lab tests Friday. The statewide total of confirmed cases is now 25,385. There are an additional 1,788 probable cases statewide.

The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare reported 14 new deaths Friday, bringing the statewide total of deaths to 265.

This is the most deaths the state has reported in a single day since the pandemic began. 

Idaho Adds 465 New Confirmed COVID-19 Cases, Five More Deaths

 August 13 - 5:15: p.m. 

 

Idaho added 465 more lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Thursday for a statewide total of 24,883 confirmed cases. Five additional deaths due to COVID-19 were recorded — all in Ada County. There are now 251 deaths total.

 

Ada County saw 162 more confirmed cases, Canyon County gained 69 and 30 were recorded in Bonneville. Shoshone County, with a population just short of 13,000, added 20 confirmed cases. 

 

As of Wednesday, the state health department reported all Idaho counties had a case of COVID-19 over the course of the pandemic. Lewis and Butte were the last counties to record positive cases; Lewis gained three more cases on Thursday.

Another 468 New COVID-19 Infections In Idaho

Aug. 12 - 5:02 p.m.

Idaho reported another 468 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 and no additional deaths Wednesday.

This brings the state's total of confirmed cases throughout the pandemic to 24,418.

The numbers come a day after The Central District Board of Health limited social gatherings in Ada County to no more than 10 people and required masks in Valley County.

Deaths Rise Tuesday, Along With Coronavirus Cases In Idaho

August 11 - 5:02 p.m.

State health officials say another seven people have died due to complications from COVID-19, bringing Idaho’s total to 246. 

The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare recorded two deaths in Ada County, three in Canyon County, one in Payette County and Benewah County’s first.

 

Officials also confirmed 425 new cases Tuesday. The state has now recorded 23,950 since mid-March.

 

Total hospitalizations dropped slightly, but the number of COVID-19 patients in the ICU dropped by about 25% to 32 patients as of Aug. 8.

Ada, Canyon Counties Continue To Drive Idaho's Coronavirus Outbreak

August 10 - 5:13 p.m.

State health officials Monday confirmed another 402 cases of the coronavirus in Idaho, as well as two more deaths.

Idaho has now recorded 23,525 cases of COVID-19 and 239 deaths since March 13.

 

Nearly two-thirds of these newly confirmed cases originated in Ada and Canyon counties.

 

Hospitalizations are still among the highest levels Idaho has experienced during the pandemic, but appear to be dropping slightly.

 

As of Aug. 5, the latest data available, 201 people were hospitalized, with 48 in the ICU.

 

Cases Numbers Drop Dramatically Below Average For Second Straight Sunday

August 9 - 5:28 p.m.

For the second consecutive Sunday, the number of new COVID-19 cases confirmed by lab testing in Idaho dropped dramatically below the seven-day average. State health officials listed a total of 170 confirmed cases Sunday. The Seven-day average of daily new confirmed cases is 436.5. Sunday, August 2, the state listed 218 new confirmed cases, but the seven-day average at that point was nearly 426.

The state website also listed two additional deaths Sunday. The statewide total is now 237, following additional fatalities in Owyhee County, and Bonneville County. However, Eastern Idaho Public Health had previously announced the Bonneville County death midday Saturday.

The total number of lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic reached Idaho in March is 23,123 plus an additional 1,548 probable cases. 

Idaho's Daily Cases Back Above 500, Six More Deaths Saturday

August 8 - 5:15 p.m.

Idaho Health Officials announced 545 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 Saturday, 207 in Ada County, 95 in Canyon County. Six more people have died, bringing the statewide death toll from the virus to 235 people since March.

St. Luke's and St. Alphonsus Hospital Systems have each released data dashboards to share COVID-19 information publically. It is some of the same information they send to state officials and the new national database operated by the Department of Health and Human Services.

Even as daily cases remain high, the state's test positivity rate continues to drop from a peak near 15% in early July. Official state data from the week beginning August 2 should be released Sunday, but hospital data from Idaho's largest health providers showed test positivity rates the last week near 9%.

State officials have confirmed 22,953 cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic reached Idaho, and list another 1,542 probable cases.

Idaho Coronavirus Case Numbers Decline, But Remain Elevated

August 7 - 5:01 p.m.

Idaho officials are adding another 492 confirmed cases coronavirus to state totals Friday — down from yesterday.

Six additional people also died, bringing the death count to 229.

 

Since March 13, Idaho has recorded 22,408 confirmed cases of COVID-19.

 

Hospitalizations also remain elevated. After setting a record earlier this week, the numbers declined a bit to 201 people admitted to the hospital as of Wednesday. 

 

Despite having half as many people, Canyon County is now outpacing Ada County in both total infections and infections per capita.

 

The counties are served by two different public health districts. Central District Health, which covers Ada County, implemented a mandatory mask order a few weeks ago, while Southwest District Health has declined to do so, instead just recommending residents wear them.

 

Idaho Adds More Than 600 Coronavirus Cases For First Time In Three Weeks

August 6 - 5:05 p.m. 

There were 648 lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases added in Idaho on Thursday, for a state total of 21,916 confirmed cases statewide. This was the third-highest daily case count over the course of the pandemic. In mid-July, Idaho saw 691 and 658 cases two days in a row. 

 

Six deaths were also added to the state count for a total of 223. Three of the deaths were in Canyon County, and one in each of Ada County, Bonneville County and Kootenai County. 

 

Canyon County also saw the highest case count of the day with 242 cases. Ada County followed with 138 confirmed cases, Kootenai had 61 cases and Bonneville recorded 51. 

 

Earlier in the day, Gov. Brad Little announced Idaho would stay in Stage 4 of the reopening plan for the fourth two-week period, after failing to control the spread of the virus enough to meet the necessary metrics.

Idaho Sees Record Day For COVID-19 Hospitalizations

Aug. 5 - 5:01 p.m.

Idaho reported another 401 lab-confirmed cases COVID-19, 7 deaths and a record number of hospitalizations Wednesday, as the state remains in the worst stretch of the pandemic since the first case was reported in March.

There were 242 patients hospitalized with suspected or confirmed cases on Wednesday.

An additional 72 probable new cases were reported Wednesday, bringing Idaho total confirmed and probable cases to nearly 23,000, with 217 deaths.

Despite the numbers, most businesses remain open across the state and Gov. Brad Little is encouraging schools to open for in-person instruction.

 

 

Coronavirus Cases, Deaths Spike Again In Idaho

August 4 - 5:06 p.m.

After several days of relative declines in cases of coronavirus, Idaho added another 495 Tuesday, as well as 10 deaths.

The state has now recorded 20,867 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since March 13 and 210 deaths.

 

Five of those who died were from Canyon County. Two were from Ada County and one each from Kootenai, Owyhee and Washington counties.

 

Ada and Canyon counties are still the hotspots for Idaho, accounting for nearly two thirds of Tuesday’s cases.

 

Data show admissions to hospitals and the ICU have spiked after a one-day dip. 195 people were hospitalized as of Aug. 2, while 39 of them were in the ICU.

 

Idaho Reports 305 New Confirmed Cases, 3 Deaths Monday

August 3 - 5:17 p.m.

After three days straight of declining numbers in new confirmed cases of COVID-19, Idaho saw an uptick Monday with a reported 305 lab-confirmed cases. This brings the statewide total to 20,375.

Canyon County alone accounted for more than a quarter of Monday’s new confirmed cases at 84. Kootenai County had the second-highest count at 42. Ada and Twin Falls Counties logged 23 and 21 new cases respectively.

Three additional deaths were also reported Monday: two in Ada County and one in Twin Falls County. State officials recorded two of the fatalities in the 80-years-and-older age range and one in the 50-59. A total of 200 Idahoans have died from coronavirus since March.

Since Sunday, 12 COVID-19 cases have been hospitalized and three have been sent to the ICU.

Idaho Passes 20,000 Cases Sunday, Fewest Daily Case Increase Since July 2

August 2 - 5:15 p.m.

Idaho's Department of Health and Welfare Sunday posted an increase of 218 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19, pushing the state past 20,000 total cases since March. The daily total of new cases declined for the fourth straight day and was the fewest since July 2. Health officials announced no new fatalities across the state, but the state's death reporting has lagged behind local health districts in recent days. The reported number of available ICU beds at Idaho hospitals increased for the fourth consecutive day, currently 157. July 28, there were fewer than 100 ICU beds available.

Across Idaho, 20,067 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed and 1,277 cases are probable. The death toll is 197.

Eight More Deaths Saturday, Statewide Daily Case Total Falls For Third Straight Day

August 1 - 5 p.m.

State health officials posted eight new COVID-19 fatalities Saturday, bringing the statewide death toll to 197 since March. Two of Saturday's deaths came from hard-hit Ada County, another death Shoshone County was its second total of the pandemic. State data show five deaths Saturday in northern Idaho's Kootenai County, though it was not clear how many of those fatalities were new. The state website, run by the Department of Health and Welfare, has recently been several days behind data posted by the Panhandle Health District. Saturday, the state showed 13 deaths in Kootenai County, and the district website - last updated Friday afternoon - showed ten.

Daily case data provided by the state showed 386 new lab-confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis Saturday; 171 of those were in Ada County. When combined with the 71 new confirmed cases in Canyon County, the two Treasure Valley counties accounted for 63% of the day's new cases in Idaho. Idaho's statewide count since March stands at 19,849 confirmed cases and an additional 1,265 probable cases.

Between July 1 and August 1, the number of cases confirmed by lab testing increased by 14,063, and 105 people died.

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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