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After An Idaho Man Died In March, His Family Worries He Had The Coronavirus

Elaine Thompson
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The rate of testing for COVID-19 in Idaho has rapidly accelerated in recent weeks. But there still aren’t nearly enough kits to test everyone who might have symptoms of the coronavirus. After one man fell ill and died in early March, his family wonders if he was the state's first COVID-19  victim. 

As Boise State Public Radio’s James Dawson reports, their story reflects the anxiety and unknowns that many people in the state are facing. 


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Frankie Barnhill is the Senior Producer of Idaho Matters, Boise State Public Radio's daily show and podcast. She's always interested in hearing surprising and enlightening stories about life in the West. Have an idea for Idaho Matters? Drop her a line!