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Latest Idaho COVID-19 and vaccine data: Aug 23-25

Get daily updates and everything you need to know about COVID-19 and the latest vaccine numbers in Idaho.

KTVB Staff

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Editor's note: This story was last updated on Wednesday, August 25. Click here to see the latest COVID data for Idaho.

More than a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, COVID-19 cases are once again increasing after steadily decreasing for weeks, with hospitals filling up and statewide ICU units at the highest capacity since the start of the pandemic. 

State health officials attribute the fourth wave of the virus to low vaccination rates and the Delta COVID-19 variant, which is now the dominant variant in Idaho.

Idaho's COVID-19 positivity rate on August 5 was the highest it has been since February (10.7%) as state and local health officials urge more Idahoans to get vaccinated.

KTVB has closely tracked a variety of data to follow statewide patterns of new COVID-19 case counts, deaths, vaccines administered and more. Keep scrolling to see those interactive graphs displaying Idaho's declining COVID-19 case trend.

This story also contains the most recent information about vaccine rollout and daily updates regarding COVID-19 and the state’s recovery. We update this data every weekday after 5 p.m. 

All Idahoans age 12 and older are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. The Food and Drug Administration has only authorized use of the Pfizer vaccine for anyone 12 and older.

Moderna and Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine is currently authorized for Idahoans 18 and older.