Here's What We Know About The 32,000+ Confirmed COVID-19 Cases In Idaho

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Hospitalizations Sharply Decline As Idaho Adds Another 4 COVID-19 Deaths

Sept. 15 - 5:18 p.m.

Hospitalizations due to the coronavirus appear to be taking a sharp downturn in Idaho as the state adds another 217 cases and 4 new deaths.

State health officials report two new deaths in Ada County and one each in Kootenai and Payette Counties, bringing the total to 423.

 

Since March 13, Idaho has recorded 32,947 confirmed cases of COVID-19.

 

The latest hospitalization data from Sept. 12 show a marked decrease in both overall hospitalizations and those in the intensive care unit.

 

105 people were hospitalized that day, down 40 from the previous day. ICU cases also dropped to 34 statewide — the lowest number since Aug. 13.

 

Idaho has seen single day drops in hospitalizations before in August, with sharp increases recorded over the following days.

Idaho Coronavirus Numbers Increase Slightly After Brief Weekend Drop

September 14 - 5:11 p.m.

Lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 are back up Monday after a brief dip over the weekend. State officials reported 224 new cases confirmed by lab tests, which brings the statewide total to 32,730. An additional 29 cases were listed as probable Monday.

Twin Falls County logged the highest daily count of confirmed cases at 35, though Bonneville County has the highest number of cases so far this week, according to data on the state dashboard.

The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare reported four new deaths Monday — three in Canyon County and one in Bingham County. Idaho’s death toll is now 419.

The most recent data released on September 12 show a significant drop in both hospitalizations and ICU admissions, recording the lowest daily totals since August 1.

95 New Confirmed Cases, No New Fatalities Sunday

September 13 - 5:20 p.m.

State health officials say 95 new COVID-19 cases were confirmed Sunday, the second straight Sunday with fewer than 100 new cases. No new fatalities were announced. Ada County continues to outpace the rest of the state in number of cases (26 new Sunday), but Bonneville County had more new cases Friday and nearly as many Saturday and Sunday. Idaho has confirmed 32,506 total cases since March and 415 deaths. 

Idaho Records 285 Confirmed COVID-19 Cases, 55 New Cases In Bonneville County

September 11 - 5:30 p.m. 

State health officials reported 285 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed by lab tests Friday. The statewide total of confirmed cases is now 32,228 . There are an additional 2,722 probable cases statewide.

The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare reported five new deaths Friday, bringing the statewide total to 412. One fatality occurred in Ada County, one in Canyon County, one in Kootenai County, one in Madison County, and One in Minidoka County. 

Bonneville County has surpassed Canyon County in new cases this week, reporting 55 confirmed infections Friday. That brings Bonneville County’s total confirmed cases to 1,744.  

Idaho Adds 255 Coronavirus Cases, One More Death On Thursday

September 10 - 5:15 p.m.

 

Idaho recorded 255 additional lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases on Thursday, and one more COVID-19-related death in Nez Perce County. There are now 31,943 confirmed cases and 407 COVID-19-related deaths in the state. 

 

Idaho’s 7-day average of daily case numbers is trending downward, as is the state’s test positivity rate, although the White House labeled the state as one of six in the “red” alert level for both daily case numbers and test positivity in a Sept. 6 report.

Idaho Sees Deadliest Day Of Pandemic

September 9 - 5:27 p.m.

Idaho saw its worst one-day death toll from COVID-19, reporting 17 deaths Wednesday. With that the state passed a grim milestone, surpassing 400 deaths since the first state case was confirmed in March.

The state's death toll now stands at 406.

Idaho also reported 245 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19, an uptick after three straight days below 200. There were an additional 84 probable cases reported for a one-day total of 329 new confirmed and likely cases.

Despite daily cases consistently in the triple digits, most businesses around Idaho remain open and few cities have mask mandates, though there are some restrictions in hot spots like Ada County.

Coronavirus Cases Continue To Dip In Idaho

September 8 - 6:00 p.m.

For three days in a row, Idaho has seen fewer than 200 cases a day with 198 new confirmed cases reported Tuesday. Ada County still leads the state with a total of 10,868, adding 41 new cases Tuesday. The less populous Canyon County added 28 new cases with a total of 7,108 confirmed cases since the first case in March. Kootenai County has the third highest cases at 2,266 adding 15 new cases. There are 114 patients in hospitals with confirmed or suspected cases of the novel coronavirus. Four new deaths were reported with the total number of the fatalities at 389. 

Average Daily Cases Continues To Decline, Three New Deaths This Weekend

September 7 - 11 p.m.

Data from the State Department of Health and Welfare shows the seven-day average number of new COVID-19 cases in the state continues to fall. Health officials announced 511 new confirmed cases statewide over the holiday weekend. The seven-day average fell 14% from Friday to 207 new cases per day - its lowest level in more than two months.

Ada county continues to be home to the bulk of new cases in the state, but those numbers are also falling. Central District Health Director Russell Duke told the Health Board last week that his office was prepared to lower the county's risk rating from Category 3 (high risk) to Category 2 (moderate) if the data continued a favorable trend. Between Friday and Monday, the seven-day average of new cases in Ada County fell 24% according to state data.

Lowering the county's risk level to Category 2 would allow schools to implement plans to reopen schools for in-person learning, and bars could reopen provided each has a safety plan approved by Central District Health officials.

The state reported three more deaths over the holiday weekend, bringing the statewide death toll to 385 people. State data show 24 people have died already in September, but that number appears to be missing two additional fatalities recently reported by local health districts in Bonneville and Bingham Counties.

The state has confirmed 31,245 cases of COVID-19, and consider another 2,496 to be probable infections. Fewer than 1,500 have required hospitalization, and the state considers 16,760 to be recovered. 

Nearly one-third of Idaho's cases have been in people between the ages of 18-29. Two-thirds of hospitalizations have been for people older than 60. 

Idaho Records 245 Confirmed COVID-19 Cases, First Fatality in Adams County

September 4 - 5:16 p.m.  

State health officials reported 245 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed by lab tests Friday. The statewide total of confirmed cases is now 33,196 . There are an additional 2,462 probable cases statewide.

The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare reported ten new deaths Friday, bringing the statewide total to 382. Four of Friday’s reported deaths were in Canyon County, one in Ada County, one in Adams County, one in Bingham County, one in Minidoka County, one in Twin Falls County, and one in Shoshone County. This was the first fatality recorded in Adams County.

The encouraging trends of dropping daily case numbers and declining test positivity rates might not be here for long. Labor Day Weekend starts tomorrow, and Idaho health professionals say they are expecting to see a rise in cases after the holiday.

Idaho Records 262 Confirmed COVID-19 Cases On Thursday

September 3 - 5:45 p.m. 

 

Idaho added 262 lab-confirmed coronavirus cases on Thursday for a total of 30,489 confirmed cases over the course of the pandemic. Zero deaths were recorded, so the total remains at 372 deaths. 

 

The percent of positive tests coming back dropped for the seventh week in a row to hit 8%, down from a peak of 15% in early July. 

 

The state coronavirus website now includes a map showing each county’s transmission level (red, orange, yellow, green) according to its local health district. There are three counties in the red category: Ada, Canyon and Payette. 

 

Despite some encouraging trends including declining daily case numbers and declining test positivity rate, Gov. Brad Little announced Idaho will stay in Stage 4 for the sixth time due to high hospitalizations and ICU admissions.

Four More COVID-19 Deaths, 258 Additional Cases On Wednesday

September 2 - 5:00 p.m. 

 

Idaho recorded an additional 258 lab-confirmed coronavirus cases on Wednesday, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 30, 227. Thirty-eight probable cases were also reported. 

 

Wednesday saw four more COVID-19-related deaths in Idaho — one in each of Ada, Bannock, Canyon and Minidoka counties. Three-hundred and seventy-two Idahoans have now died from the virus. 

 

Ada County added 90 confirmed cases on Wednesday and Canyon County added 40. Clark, Payette and Butte counties currently lead the state for the highest 7-day averages of new cases.

 

Idaho Adds Another 7 Deaths Due To The Coronavirus Tuesday

September 1 - 5:11 p.m.

Another seven people have died due to COVID-19 in Idaho as the state adds another 222 confirmed cases to the state’s total.

368 have died due to the virus since mid-March in Idaho, including two deaths in Ada and Canyon counties, as well as one death each in Benewah, Bonneville and Kootenai counties.

 

29,969 lab-confirmed cases have been tallied as of Tuesday, according to state health officials.

 

Hospitalizations continue to slowly tick down, with 162 people having been admitted as of Aug. 29, the latest data available.

 

But ICU admissions have been among their highest levels throughout the pandemic. As of Aug. 29, 46 patients were receiving intensive care.

Idaho Records Two Deaths, 191 Cases On Final Day Of Deadliest Month

August 31 - 5:15 p.m.

 

 

Idaho added 191 additional lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 Monday, bringing the statewide total to 29,747. Ada County had the day’s largest number of newly-confirmed cases at 61, while Canyon added 18 and Bonneville and Kootenai Counties each added 16.

 

Canyon County recorded the only two deaths of the day in the state, bringing Idaho’s death count to 361. Despite the low daily number, Monday wraps up Idaho’s deadliest month since the pandemic in March. In all of August, 172 Idahoans died from COVID-19. The month with the second-most deaths was July at 97.

Idaho Adds 247 Confirmed Coronavirus Cases, 10 Deaths On Friday

August 28 - 5:45 p.m. 

State health officials reported 247 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed by lab tests Friday. The statewide total of confirmed cases is now 31,384. There are an additional 2,311 probable cases statewide.

The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare reported 10 new deaths Friday, bringing the statewide total to 353. Six of Friday’s reported deaths were in Ada County, one in Canyon County, one in Cassia County, and two in Shoshone County. Three of the reported deaths were individuals between 70-79, while the remaining seven deaths were individuals 80 and older. 

Boise State University sent out a news release Friday announcing the suspension of three fraternities, as well as 18 students, due to large gatherings that “violated university policies designed to protect our entire community from COVID”. This comes on the fifth day of in-person classes at Boise State.

Idaho Reports 285 More Cases Of COVID-19, Six Deaths

August 27 - 5:11 p.m.

Idaho reported another 285 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 and another six deaths Thursday.

This brings the state's total confirmed cases to 28,841. The additional deaths bring that total to 343 since the first Idaho case was reported in March.

Numbers are lower than their peak in mid-July, though much higher than the first three months of the pandemic and have been going up and down for the past two weeks.

Idaho Adds 224 Confirmed Coronavirus Cases, 11 Deaths On Wednesday

 August 26 - 5:00 p.m.

 

Idaho added 224 more lab-confirmed coronavirus cases on Wednesday for a statewide total of 28,556 confirmed cases since the beginning of the pandemic. 

 

Eleven additional deaths were recorded as well, following yesterday’s 12 deaths, for a total count of 337. Four of Wednesday’s deaths were in Ada County, two in Kootenai County, and one in each of Bingham, Boundary, Canyon, Shoshone and Washington counties.

 

Payette County leads the state this week for the highest seven-day case rate per capita, whereas Ada County has seen the most cases total.

COVID-19 Cases, Deaths Tick Up Tuesday In Idaho

August 25 - 5:39 p.m.

Coronavirus cases have increased to their highest levels over the past five days in Idaho, with state health officials confirming another 343.

 

Another 12 people have also died, bringing Idaho’s death toll to 326.

 

The state has recorded 28,332 confirmed cases since March, according to the state health department. 

 

Overall hospitalization numbers continue their slow decline, with 160 people having been admitted as of Aug. 22, the most recent data available. 

 

But the number of people with COVID-19 in the ICU is still elevated at 47 statewide.

 

Overall, laboratory testing continues to drop, along with the percent of people testing positive. From Aug. 9-Aug. 15, 9.2% of the roughly 19,000 people tested came back positive — the lowest number since mid-June. Health officials have repeatedly said they want to have fewer than 5% of people test positive.

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.

 

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