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Idaho coronavirus updates: Sept. 11-14

Follow along as we track the latest Idaho coronavirus updates with live updates.

BOISE, Idaho — Click here to see the most recent updates.

We're closely tracking Idaho's number of deaths and cases of the novel coronavirus as well as what's happening as COVID-19 continues to spread in Idaho

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

How we track Idaho COVID-19 cases:

Every day, KTVB works diligently to ensure we are providing the most accurate, up-to-date information regarding COVID-19 cases in Idaho. We track our numbers the same way the Idaho Dept. of Health and Welfare does. However, we update our total number more frequently, meaning our numbers may not always match with the state.

The state updates the number of total cases every day around 5 p.m. 

KTVB updates our running total once the state and local health districts have confirmed their total number of cases. See more details about how we track regional numbers ahead of the state releasing them here. 

Click here for previous daily updates.

Monday, September 14

5:22 p.m.- 235 new confirmed cases, five deaths reported Monday

The state and local health districts reported a total of 235 new confirmed COVID-19 cases as well as 29 new probable cases. This brings Idaho's total number of cases to 35,532, with 33,072 of those confirmed.

Hotspots for the day are Twin Falls County with 35 new confirmed cases, Ada County with 29 and Canyon County with 26.

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The death toll in Idaho has reached 420 after five new deaths were reported today. Four deaths were in Canyon County and one was in Bingham County.

The latest hospitalization data from September 12 shows 105 people have been hospitalized with COVID-19. Of that group, 34 were admitted to the ICU.

An estimated 18,826 people have recovered.

1:32 p.m.- Central District Health moves Boise County school districts to "green" category

Three school districts in Boise County were moved into Category 1, or the "green" category, on Monday. This means Central District Health has determined there is little to no community transmission of the COVID-19 virus within the districts.

Basin, Horseshoe Bend and Garden Valley school districts are now in Category 1.

Sunday, September 13

6:02 p.m.- 95 new confirmed cases; no deaths reported Sunday

The Idaho Dept. of Health and Welfare reported only 95 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, as well as 17 probable cases. The number of total cases now stands at 35,279, 32,836 of those confirmed.

There were no deaths reported Sunday.

An estimated 18,619 have recovered.

Saturday, September 12

5:06 p.m. - Over 300 new probable recoveries reported; over 225 new confirmed cases

The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare released the state's latest data on the coronavirus Saturday evening, and based on KTVB's tracking of the pandemic, Idaho added 242 total new cases and reported one new death in Bonneville County.

The state added 210 confirmed and 32 probable cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total number of cases to 35,167, with 32,742 of those being confirmed.

Idaho's death toll from the coronavirus increased to 415 with one new death in Bonneville County. Since the pandemic began in March, 14 people in that county have died from the virus.

Estimated recoveries increased by 354, bringing the total number of presumed recoveries to 18,406.

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Friday, September 11

5:23 p.m. - Over 300 total cases reported, Madison County has its first death

The Gem State added 276 confirmed and 48 probable cases of the coronavirus on Friday, bringing the number of confirmed cases to 32,532 since the pandemic began. Seven new deaths were reported, which puts the state's death toll at 414, with two new deaths in Ada County, one in Canyon County, two in Kootenai County, Madison County reported its first death and one new death in Minidoka County.

The total number of coronavirus cases is now at 34,950. An estimated 18,052 cases have recovered since the pandemic began.

Idaho's new top hotspots of new cases of COVID-19 are Bonneville County with 55, Ada County with 39 and Canyon County's 31. 

11:06 a.m.-Statewide positivity rate drops 0.6%, now stands at 7.4%

Testing data and positivity rates were not updated on the Idaho Dept. of Health and Welfare's website on Thursday afternoon. Some point between then and Friday morning, the state reported that Idaho's COVID-19 positivity rate dropped from 8% to 7.4%, a 0.6% decrease.

Both Central District Health and Southwest District Health saw drops in the rate. Northern Idaho health districts saw increases, as well as South Central and Southeastern.

The state previously stated that getting the positivity rate below 5% is the ultimate goal.

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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