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Idaho COVID-19 latest: April 26-May 7

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.

Friday, May 7

5:41 p.m.- 181 new cases, 6 new deaths reported Friday

Idaho added 156 new confirmed cases and 25 new probable cases of COVID-19 to the statewide total. The majority of the 181 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Ada and Kootenai counties.

The latest numbers bring the total number of confirmed cases to 151,333. Since March 2020, the state has reported 188,788 total COVID-19 cases.

An estimated 108,493 have recovered from the virus.

Six new deaths were reported Friday, bringing the statewide death toll to 2,063. Here's where the deaths were reported:

  • Ada County-1
  • Bannock County- 1
  • Canyon County- 1
  • Kootenai County- 1
  • Owyhee County- 1
  • Twin Falls County- 1

The latest hospitalization data from May 5 reported 135 people in the hospital due to COVID-19 complications. Of that number, 41 are in the ICU.

The statewide vaccine rollout continues, as 1,104,528 doses have been administered to the Gem State:

  • 616,645 people have received a vaccine
  • 94,703 people have received only the first dose of the vaccine
  • 521,942 people have been fully vaccinated

Thursday, May 6

5:26 p.m. - 165 new cases, 3 deaths to report on Thursday

Idaho is reporting 119 new confirmed and 46 new probable cases for a total of 165 news cases across the state.

So far during the pandemic, there have been 188,601 confirmed and probable cases total. Of those, 151,177 are confirmed cases.

The death total stands at 2,057 after three deaths were reported Thursday in Ada, Cassia and Payette counties.

There have been 224 vaccine breakthrough cases.

108,303 have recovered from the virus.

Here's the latest vaccination numbers:

  • 614,443 people have received a vaccine
  • 97,994 people have received only the first dose of the vaccine
  • 516,449 people have been fully vaccinated
  • 1,097,144 total doses administered

Ada County remains the hotspot in Idaho.

Statewide, the positivity rate (PCR) is up slightly to 4.3% ( It was 4.2% the previous week).  In Ada County the PCR is 3.9% and in Canyon County it is 5.3%.

20,588 COVID-19 tests were performed.

Wednesday, May 5

5:20 p.m. - 220 total new confirmed and probable cases, no new deaths on Wednesday

The state of Idaho is reporting 165 new confirmed and 55 new probable cases on Wednesday for a total of 220 new cases.

There have been 188,435 confirmed and probable cases total since the pandemic began. Of those, 151,058 are confirmed cases.

Idaho has reported 222 vaccine breakthrough cases to date.

There are no new deaths to report. The death toll stand at 2,054.

So far, 108,133 people have recovered from the virus.

Here is a breakdown of Idaho's vaccination numbers:

  • 612,265 people have received a vaccine
  • 102,254 people have received only the first dose of the vaccine
  • 510,011 people have been fully vaccinated
  • 1,088,809 total doses administered

The hotspots are in Ada (40), Canyon (41), and Kootenai (32) counties.

The latest hospital numbers as of May 3 are 123 hospitalized with COVID-19 and 42 people in the ICU. 

Tuesday, May 4

5:23 p.m. - The total number of people fully vaccinated in Idaho has now top more than 500,000

Health officials reported 148 new confirmed and 56 new probable cases on Tuesday for a total of 204 new cases.

There have been 188,233 confirmed and probable cases total. Of those, 150,893 are confirmed cases.  

There are no new deaths to report.

So far, 107,765 people have recovered from the virus.

Idaho is reporting 214 vaccine breakthrough cases.

Here is a breakdown of the latest vaccine numbers:

  • 609,482 people have received a vaccine
  • 105,094 people have received only the first dose of the vaccine
  • 504,388 people have been fully vaccinated
  • 1,080,893 total doses administered

The hotspot remains Ada County with 50 new cases.


Monday, May 3

5:18 -261 total new cases and 6 deaths in Idaho between Saturday-Monday.

Idaho health officials are reporting 210 new confirmed and 51 new probable COVID-19 cases.

There have been a total of 188,024 confirmed and probable cases reported since the pandemic began. 150,745 of those are confirmed cases.

There are six new deaths to report - three in Canyon County, two in Jefferson County, and one in Madison County. 2,054 people have died from the virus.

The state is reporting a total of 207 vaccine breakthrough cases.

107,765 people have recovered from the virus.

Here is a breakdown of vaccine numbers:

  • 607,393 people have received a vaccine
  • 107,533 people have received only the first dose of the vaccine
  • 499,860 people have been fully vaccinated
  • 1,074,860 total doses administered

Ada and Kootenai counties are the hotspots.

For the first time since July 1, 2020, the 14-day average for new daily cases has dropped below 200. It currently sits at 197.

Friday, April 30

5:33 p.m.- Less than 170 total new cases, no deaths reported Friday

169 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 were added to Idaho's total number of cases on Friday. 136 of the new cases are lab-confirmed and 33 are probable. 

Ada County added the most new cases, 52, out of all Idaho counties. 

Since March 2020, Idaho has reported 187,656 total cases of COVID-19. Of that number, 150,443 are confirmed.

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An estimated 107,255 recoveries have been made.

No new deaths were reported Friday. The statewide death toll remains at 2,048.

The latest hospitalization data from April 28 reported 140 individuals currently in the hospital with COVID-19. Of that number, 39 are in the ICU.

1.057,549 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Idaho. Additionally:

  • 603,715 people have received a vaccine
  • 117,444 people have received only the first dose of the vaccine
  • 486,271 people have been fully vaccinated

200 vaccine breakthrough cases have been reported in Idaho.

Thursday, April 29

5:26 p.m. - 227 total cases of COVID-19 reported

The Gem State reported 192 new confirmed and 56 new probable cases of the coronavirus on Thursday, bringing the statewide number of cases reported since last year to 187,479.

Since mid-December, more than 600,000 people in the Gem State have received a COVID-19 vaccine. So far, 478,202 people have been fully vaccinated and 122,200 people have only received the first dose.

One new death was reported in Elmore County, leaving the state's coronavirus-related death toll at 2,048.

Wednesday, April 28

5:32 p.m. - Idaho adds nearly 250 total new cases

The Gem State added 192 new confirmed and 56 new probable cases of the coronavirus on Wednesday.

Idaho reported four new coronavirus-related deaths, leaving the state's death toll at 2,047. One death happened in Ada County and three others were reported in Bonner County.

Since mid-December, the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare has tracked a total of 1,036,536 doses of the coronavirus vaccines were administered to 597,444 people statewide. So far, 471,095 people have been fully vaccinated and 126,349 people have only received one dose.

Tuesday, April 27

5:38 p.m. - Idaho's coronavirus-related death toll pass 2,040

Idaho reported 140 new confirmed and 138 new probable cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, leaving the statewide total number of cases reported since last year at 187,014.

Since mid-December, the state has tracked a total of 594,776 people who have received a COVID-19 vaccine, with 465,462 people getting fully vaccinated and 129,314 people only receiving the first dose so far.

The Gem State reported seven new deaths, bringing the state's coronavirus-related death toll to 2,043. The deaths happened in the following counties:

  • Ada (2)
  • Bingham (1)
  • Bonneville (1)
  • Jefferson (1)
  • Madison (2) 

Monday, April 26

5:30 p.m. - Idaho reports more than 225 new confirmed cases for Sunday and Monday

The Gem State added 239 new confirmed and 122 new probable cases of the coronavirus between Monday and Sunday. Since last year, 149,804 confirmed cases of the deadly virus have been found in Idaho.

The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare estimates over 106,000 people have recovered.

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Since mid-December, 591,954 people have received a COVID-19 vaccine, with 131,837 people only receiving the first dose and 460,117 people getting fully vaccinated.

Two new deaths were reported, one in Ada and Jefferson counties. Idaho's coronavirus-related death toll now sits at 2,036.

3:21 p.m.- Idaho resumes use of Johnson & Johnson vaccine

The Idaho Dept. of Health and Welfare announced Monday that Idaho providers will resume administering the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) COVID-19 vaccine.

Providers were notified on Friday and given all the new guidance from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

IDHW is working on additional guidance for Idaho providers and residents, which may be available as early as Tuesday.

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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