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North Idaho sees second highest daily coronavirus numbers since start of pandemic on Friday

The latest daily updates on coronavirus cases, deaths and data in Spokane County and North Idaho.

Where do Spokane County, eastern Washington and North Idaho stand when it comes to coronavirus cases, deaths and COVID-19 testing? This article is updated daily with new information and analysis. 

Spokane County

The Spokane Regional Health District on Friday, Nov. 27, is reporting 647 new COVID-19 cases and three new deaths since Wednesday, Nov. 25.

According to the SRHD, 409 new cases were reported Friday, and and 238 were reported on Thursday. Three deaths were also reported since Wednesday, although it is unclear when those deaths happened.

This comes after Spokane reported a new record high over the weekend. According to the SRHD COVID-19 dashboard, 146 cases were reported Saturday, another 368 on Sunday and 513 Monday.

Monday's daily case count was the highest the county has seen since the start of the pandemic. The second largest case count was reported Nov. 14 with 422. 

Officials have reported a total of 16,358 cases in Spokane County since the pandemic began. Eighty-five Spokane County residents are hospitalized as of Wednesday, Nov. 25, with 727 total hospitalizations since the start of the pandemic.

According to the health district, 254 people have died of COVID-19 so far in Spokane County. The health district reported the first death of a child in Spokane County between the ages of 10 and 19 on Monday, Nov. 23, 2020. 

Nearly 62% of patients in the county have recovered.

Where cases stand in Washington state

  • Total: 2,690 deaths among 151,019 overall cases in Washington state. 
  • Since the start of the pandemic, the DOH reports that 10,166 people have been hospitalized for COVID-19 in Washington state.
  • The state reports of the total confirmed cases in the state, Washington's coronavirus death rate is nearly 2%.

Click here to view the state department of health's data dashboard in its entirety

North Idaho

The Panhandle Health District is reporting 275 new COVID-19 cases and one new death in Idaho's five northern counties on Friday, Nov. 27. The updated numbers cover both Thursday, Nov. 26, and Friday, Nov. 27.

There have been 9,435 cases in Idaho's five northern counties since the pandemic began.

Seventy-three people are currently hospitalized in North Idaho and 484 people have been hospitalized since the pandemic began, according to PHD. 

According to the health district, 107 people have died from the virus in North Idaho. Seventy-five of those deaths are in Kootenai County, with 22 in Shoshone County, four in Bonner County, two in Boundary County and three in Benewah County. 

Where cases stand in Idaho