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Idaho COVID-19 latest: Jan. 3-10

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

BOISE, 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, January 9

6:23 p.m. - Idaho adds 4 deaths and 860 total cases of COVID-19

The Gem State added 665 new confirmed and 195 probable cases of the coronavirus on Saturday, pushing the state's grand total of cases since the pandemic began last March to 149,235, 122,791 of which were confirmed.

So far, Idaho has administered 32,100 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to 29,409 people. All 29,409 have been a single dose but another 2,646 people have been given both shots of the vaccine.

Idaho reported four new deaths on Saturday, leaving the state's COVID-19 death toll at 1,530, The deaths happened in the following counties:

  • Cassia (1)
  • Canyon (1)
  • Bonneville (1) 
  • Owhyee (1) 

Friday, January 8

5:50 p.m. - Idaho adds 879 new confirmed cases of COVID-19

Based on data published by Idaho's public health districts and the Department of Health and Welfare, the Gem State reported 1,126 total new cases, 879 were confirmed and 247 were probable cases.

The state changed how it is tracking the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccines. Before, the state only released a total number of doses of the vaccine administered, with no data on if it was the first or second dose of the vaccine given. Now, the state is also releasing data on the number of people who have received the vaccine. 

As of Friday, 28,194 doses of the vaccine have been given in Idaho, vaccinating a total of 26,806 people.

The latest available hospital numbers were from Jan. 6, with 275 people hospitalized with COVID-19 and 67 in the ICU on Wednesday.

The state's death toll grew to 1,526 deaths after seven more were reported Friday. The deaths happened in the following counties:

  • Ada (2)
  • Canyon (1)
  • Elmore (1)
  • Gooding (1)
  • Kootenai (1)
  • Twin Falls (1) 

Thursday, January 7

5:48 p.m. - Idaho adds 1,059 new cases and 24 new deaths

The Gem State reported 714 new confirmed and 345 new probable cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, pushing the state's grand total of cases to 147,173 since the pandemic began on March 13, 2020. 

Doses of the COVID-19 vaccine administered grew to 25,416 and recoveries grew to 63,778.

The state's rate of positivity in cases for the week of Dec. 27 to Jan. 2 increased to 16.2%, up from 13% the week before. 

Idaho reported 24 new deaths on Thursday. 1,519 Idahoans have died from the pandemic. The deaths happened in the following counties:

  • Ada (3)
  • Bannock (1)
  • Bingham (1)
  • Bonner (2)
  • Bonneville (1)
  • Boundary (1)
  • Canyon (5)
  • Franklin (1)
  • Gooding (1)
  • Kootenai (6)
  • Shoshone (1)
  • Washington (1)

Wednesday, January 6

6:00 p.m. -- Idaho adds 1,217 new and probable cases

The Gem State has reported 887 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 330 new probable cases on Wednesday, Jan. 6.

The total number of confirmed cases statewide stands at 120,533. Overall,
there have been 146,106 confirmed and probable cases.

The death total from COVID-19 now stands at 1,495. There were 21 COVID-related deaths reported Wednesday. Here is a breakdown of where they occurred – Ada (2), Bannock (2), Bingham (1), Bonner (1), Canyon (4), Cassia (1), Clearwater (2), Franklin (1), Kootenai (2), Madison (2), Payette (1), Shoshone (1), Teton (1).

There have been 63,307 people who have recovered from the virus.

Vaccine doses administered statewide is 22,822.

Hotspots in Idaho are: Ada County at 255, Canyon County with 149, and Kootenai with 123.

366 people remain hospitalized with COVID-19 as of Jan. 4, 2021. 77 are in the ICU. 

Tuesday, January 5

6:22 p.m. - Idaho adds 1,496 total cases, nearing 120,000 total cases since pandemic began

The Gem State reported 941 new confirmed and 555 new probable cases on Tuesday, leaving the statewide total number of cases at 144,843, 119,646 of which are confirmed.

The state reported a slight increase of estimated recoveries, which stands at 62,215.

20,843 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered, according to the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare.

Idaho's death toll climbed to 1,474 after 13 new deaths were reported. The deaths happened in the following counties:

  • Ada (3)
  • Bingham (1)
  • Bonner (1)
  • Boundary (2)
  • Cassia (1)
  • Kootenai (4)
  • Shoshone (1)

Monday, January 4

6:53 p.m. -- 11 deaths, 959 new cases reported on Monday

Idaho health officials reported nearly a thousand new COVID-19 cases on Monday - 741 confirmed and 218 probable.

Kootenai County in North Idaho took over as the state's top hot spot with 224 new confirmed cases. Ada County had the second-most with 192, while Canyon County had 91.

There have now been 118,705 confirmed coronavirus cases in Idaho. The 14-day moving average shown in the graph below indicates a steady drop in Idaho's daily case numbers over the last few weeks.

Credit: KTVB

Also on Monday, the state reported 11 new deaths, bringing the statewide death toll since the beginning of the pandemic to 1,462. 

Bingham, Canyon and Kootenai counties each reported two deaths, while Bannock, Benewah, Franklin, Madison and Valley counties each reported one. 

As of Monday afternoon, 19,569 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered statewide.

Sunday, January 3

6:09 p.m.- Over 300 new cases, no deaths reported Sunday

The Gem State added 313 new COVID-19 cases to the statewide total on Sunday. 267 of those cases are confirmed and 46 are probable. 

Idaho has reported 142,507 confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 since March 2020. Of that number, 117,964 are confirmed.

No new deaths were reported Sunday. The statewide death toll remains at 1,451.

19,119 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered. An estimated 60,820 have recovered.

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.


  • "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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