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Idaho coronavirus updates: July 24-28

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BOISE, Idaho — For the latest Idaho coronavirus updates, click here.

We're closely tracking Idaho's number of deaths and cases of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, as well as what's happening as Idaho reopens. Scroll down to see our live updates from each day. 

We have multiple graphs and timelines looking at the coronavirus case trends in Idaho, including a new graph showing a 14-day average that the State of Idaho has been tracking to determine the appropriate reopening stage. 

Click here for previous daily updates.

Tuesday, July 28

9:42 p.m. - In case you missed it:

7:47 p.m. - 550 new cases, 7 additional deaths reported on Tuesday

550 new cases of COVID-19 were reported statewide on Tuesday, according to data from the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare and local health districts. 

Of those new cases, 173 were in Ada County, 76 were in Canyon County and 45 were in Twin Falls County. 

Seven additional deaths were also confirmed on Tuesday, including one person in the 30 to 39 age range. Ada, Canyon, and Twin Falls counties each reported two deaths. One death was reported in Boise County, its first since the pandemic began.

The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Idaho is now at 18,114. The death toll stands at 161.

For a closer look at coronavirus numbers statewide, with county-by-county breakdowns and trends, check out our interactive map and timelines. 

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5:04 p.m. - First Boise County resident dies from COVID-19 

A Boise County man in his 80s has become the first Boise County resident to die from COVID-19-related illness, Central District Health announced Monday afternoon. 

According to the health district, 32 coronavirus cases have been identified in the county.

"We express our deepest sympathies to those impacted by the recent COVID-19 related death in Boise County," CDH director Russ Duke said in a statement. " As we see more people in rural areas of our health district affected by COVID-19, it serves as a good reminder that wearing face coverings out in public and keeping ourselves physically distanced are the greatest tools we have to help protect our fellow Idahoans at this time. 

"Anyone visiting our remote counties, for any reason, needs to follow this guidance to help protect people living in those areas where access to immediate healthcare is limited." Duke added.

Monday, July 27

7:35 p.m. - Six deaths reported in the Treasure Valley; Canyon County tops state in new daily cases

Idaho added 427 confirmed and 38 probable cases of the coronavirus on Monday, according to data released by public health districts and the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare.

Canyon County was the state's hot spot on Monday with 145 new confirmed cases. Ada County had the second most with 82, and Bonneville County was third with 54.

Seven deaths were reported on Monday - three in Ada County, three in Canyon County, and one in Bannock County. The statewide death toll from COVID-19 now stands at 154.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, 17,564 people in Idaho have tested positive for COVID-19.

As of Saturday, 209 people were hospitalized due to the virus, and 40 of those patients were in the ICU, according to data provided by the state.

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For a closer look at coronavirus numbers statewide, with county-by-county breakdowns and trends, check out our interactive map and timelines. 

Sunday, July 26

5:16 p.m. - Idaho surpasses 18,000 total cases, 14-day average of new cases begins to plateau

The Gem State added 343 confirmed cases of the coronavirus, according to the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare. The state also removed one probable case. The state's total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases is now at 17,137 and the statewide total number of cases, confirmed and probable, is now at 18,117.

No new deaths were reported.

Recoveries increased to 5,731, up from 4,149 last Sunday, July 19.

Saturday, July 25

5:24 p.m. - 551 total new cases reported, over 200 recoveries added

Idaho's statewide total number of coronavirus continues to climb, with 515 confirmed and 36 probable cases reported by the state on Saturday. The 14-day average of new cases is beginning to plateau, as the July 22 record average of 524 is still standing.

Over 200 recoveries were reported by the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare on Saturday, but two new deaths were also reported. The statewide death toll from COVID-19 is now at 146.

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Friday, July 24

7:32 p.m.- Idaho adds 509 new confirmed cases, about 200 new recoveries

After a delay in the state releasing new COVID-19 statistics, KTVB's coronavirus case tracking now shows the Gem State added 509 confirmed and 26 probable cases on Friday.

Idaho now has 5,251 recoveries, up from 5,008 reported on Thursday. Four new deaths were reported, bringing the state's death toll from COVID-19 to 144.

1:06 p.m.- Boise School District extends online registration deadline

Boise School District originally set the deadline to enroll students in online classes as July 31. However, the district tweeted on Friday that parents could enroll their students after the July 31 deadline by contacting your child's school.

At KTVB, we’re focusing our news coverage on the facts and not the fear around the virus. To see our full coverage, visit our coronavirus section, here: www.ktvb.com/coronavirus. 

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