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Idaho COVID-19 latest: February 8-13

Follow along as we track the latest daily COVID-19 updates in Idaho.

BOISE, Idaho — Scroll down to see the latest daily 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.

For previous daily updates, click here.

Saturday, February 13

5:40 p.m. - Idaho adds nearly 250 cases

The Gem State reported 58 new probable and 183 new confirmed cases of the coronavirus on Saturday, bringing the state's total number of cases to 167,483, 136,230 of which are confirmed.

The state has given 241,569 doses of the COVID-19 vaccines to 181,715 Idahoans since mid-December. 121,861 people have received one dose and 59,854 received both.

Idaho reported four new deaths, bringing the state's coronavirus-related death toll to 1,805. The deaths happened in the following counties:

  • Ada (1) 
  • Bingham (2) 
  • Washington (1)

Friday, February 12

6:30 p.m. -- Idaho is reporting 345 total new COVID-19 cases in the state and 9 more deaths.

Of those 345 new cases, 234 are confirmed and 111 are probable.

That brings the total confirmed and probable cases to 167,225. Of those, 136,047 are confirmed cases.

There were 9 new deaths reported Friday bringing the statewide total to 1,801.
Here is where those deaths occurred: Ada (2), Bannock (1), Canyon (2), Franklin (1), Gem (1), Jefferson (1), Kootenai (1)

There been 89,126 people in Idaho that have recovered from the virus.

  • 222,173 total COVID-19 vaccine doses administered
  • 171,604 people have received the vaccine
  • 121,035 people have received only the first dose of the vaccine
  • 50,569 people have received both doses of the vaccine

The hot spots are Ada and Kootenai counties.

The latest hospital numbers as of Feb. 10 are: 180 hospitalized with COVID-19
and 45 patients in the ICU.


Thursday, February 11

6:26 p.m. - More than 167,000 Idahoans have been vaccinated

The Gem State reported 251 confirmed and 75 probable cases of the coronavirus on Thursday. Since the pandemic began in Idaho back in March, the state has reported 135,813 confirmed and 166,876 total cases of COVID-19.

Since the state began administering COVID-19 vaccines in mid-December, Idaho has given 213,820 total doses of the vaccine to 167,140 Idahoans. Out of those, 46,680 people have received both doses and 120,460 have received both.

The state did not report any new deaths, leaving the state's COVID-19-related death toll at 1,793.

Credit: KTVB

Wednesday, February 10

6:04 p.m. - 451 total new confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases and 11 deaths reported on Wednesday.

Health and Welfare officials report there are 338 confirmed and 113 probable cases in Idaho. The total for Wednesday stands at 451.

There are now 166,553 confirmed and probable cases total since March. The total number of confirmed cases is 135,562.  

There are 11 new deaths to report bringing the overall statewide total to 1,793.
Here is where those new deaths occurred -- Ada (2), Bannock (1), Bingham (1), Bonneville (1), Canyon (1), Cassia (1), Gooding (1), Jerome (1), Nez Perce (2)

88,126 people have now recovered from the virus.

  • 203,719 total COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered
  • 160,360 people have received the vaccine
  • 117,001 people have received only the first dose of the vaccine
  • 43,359 people have received both doses of the vaccine

The latest hospital numbers as of Monday, Feb. 8 are: 176 hospitalized with COVID-19 and 37 people in the ICU.

Tuesday, February 9

5:59 p.m. - 424 new cases, 5 deaths reported Tuesday

Idaho added 287 new confirmed and 137 new probable cases on Tuesday for a total 424 total new COVID-19 cases. 

That brings the total of confirmed cases in Idaho since last March to 135,224. 

Of the new cases, Ada County remained the state's hot spot with 85 cases. Canyon County had 35 and Madison County had 23.

The graph below shows that Idaho is trending in the right direction when it comes to new COVID-19 cases. After peaking in early- to mid-December with more than 2,000 cases per day, the numbers have dropped significantly over the past two months, as indicated by the 14-day moving average.

Credit: KTVB

The state also reported five additional coronavirus-related deaths on Tuesday, with one each occurring in Blaine, Canyon, Cassia, Minidoka and Nez Perce counties.

The statewide death toll since the beginning of the pandemic now stands at 1,782.

As of Tuesday afternoon, 195,534 total COVID-19 vaccine doses had been administered to 155,814 people, with 39,720 Idahoans having received both doses.

Monday, February 8

6:27 p.m.- 500 new cases, 9 deaths reported for Sunday and Monday; Idaho seeing increase in vaccine providers

500 new COVID-19 cases, 426 confirmed and 74 probable, were reported in Idaho for Sunday and Monday. Ada County is the state's hotspot, adding 93 cases to its total.

Since March 2020, Idaho has reported 165,658 cases of COVID-19. Of that number, 134,937 are confirmed. 

Credit: KTVB

Nine deaths were reported in Idaho on Monday. Here's how the deaths break down by county:

  • Ada (4)
  • Bannock (3)
  • Canyon (2)

As of Saturday, Feb. 6, 178 Idahoans are in the hospital with COVID-19. Of that number, 39 are in the ICU.

Credit: KTVB

As of Monday morning, the statewide vaccine data is reported as follows:

  • 189,042 total COVID-19 vaccine doses administered
  • 151,936 people have received the vaccine
  • 114,830 people have received only the first dose of the vaccine
  • 37,106 people have received both doses of the vaccine
  • 71% of doses distributed in Idaho have been administered (see graph below)
Credit: IDHW

According to the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, the state is seeing an increase in vaccine providers. There were 399 providers enrolled as of late last week - a 12.5% increase over the prior two weeks - and an additional 49 providers are going through the enrollment process now.

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.

Terminology:

  • "Recoveries" are tracked by the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare. The state says it "Is defined as the number of persons with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis who are alive 30 days post-onset (or referral date if onset is not available) based upon total cases, deaths, and any clinical info available."
  • "Confirmed" cases refer to a person who was tested for COVID-19 and tested positive.
  • "Probable" cases refer to a person who is exhibiting symptoms after coming in contact with a person who has a confirmed case. Though a probable case is not confirmed, the state will monitor the person for symptoms.
  • "Total cases" refers to the number of confirmed and probable cases combined. We will always clarify how many of the total cases are confirmed and how many are probable in our daily updates.

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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