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What Idaho Has Learned In Its Battle Against COVID-19, And What It Means For 2021

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St. Luke's ICU nurse Kristen Connelly
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Idahoans found their normal lives upended in 2020 due to COVID-19. Here, one very sick coronavirus patient is treated after going into cardiac arrest on Thanksgiving in the ICU at St. Luke’s in Boise. ";

Idaho Matters looks back at the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic in the Gem State and around the world. 

 
On January 11, 2020, China recorded its first COVID-19 death. By March 13, Idaho had its first confirmed case of the novel coronavirus and Republican Gov. Brad Little declared a state of emergency. And on March 25, Little issued his first statewide stay-at-home order. By December 3 more than 1,000 people had died in Idaho from COVID-19.
 
The virus dominated the news in 2020, from health care to education to politics. Dr. David Pate joins Idaho Matters for a look back at a year of COVID-19 in Idaho. Pate is the former CEO of St. Luke's Health System and a current member of the Idaho Coronavirus Task Force and has been at the forefront of the pandemic since it began.
 
As COVID-19 cases spread through the U.S. and Idaho, we’re committed to keeping you updated and informed. You can get updated info on cases, closures and how to stay healthy at any time on our Coronavirus news blog.

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Samantha Wright is a news reporter and producer for Idaho Matters.