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Idaho COVID-19 latest: March 1-6

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, March 6

5:40 p.m. - Idaho has now vaccinated more than 277,000 people

The Gem State has now administered 434,844 doses of the COVID-19 vaccines to 277,844 people, with 121,226 receiving one dose and 156,618 being fully vaccinated. The estimated number of recoveries also climbed to 96,017 on Saturday.

Idaho reported 26 confirmed and 104 probable cases of the coronavirus, increasing the total number of cases to 172,931, with 140,124 of them confirmed.

One new death was reported in Bonneville County, increasing the state's coronavirus-related death toll to 1,881.

Friday, March 5

5:35 p.m. - Idaho reports more than 225 total new cases and 1 new death

The Gem State reported 130 new confirmed and 98 new probable cases of the coronavirus on Friday, leaving the statewide total number of cases at 172,827, 140,098 of which were confirmed cases.

The state reported one new death in BannocK County, increasing the state's coronavirus-related death toll at 1,880.

Since mid-December, Idaho has administered 421,337 total COVID-19 vaccine doses to 271,684 people. So far 122,031 people have received only the first dose of the vaccine and 149,653 people have received both doses of the vaccine.

Thursday, March 4

5:40 p.m. -- 299 new and probable cases, no new deaths and 406,866 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine administered in Idaho

Idaho health officials say there are 204 new confirmed cases and 95 new probable cases of the coronavirus on Thursday. 

Since March the total number of confirmed cases is 139,968 with 172,587 confirmed and probable cases total.

The death toll remains at 1,879. No new deaths were reported.

So far, 95,524 people in Idaho have recovered after getting the virus.

  • 406,866 total COVID-19 vaccine doses administered
  • 264,452 people have received the vaccine
  • 122,038 people have received only the first dose of the vaccine
  • 142,414 people have received both doses of the vaccine

The hotspots are in four Idaho counties:  Ada (52), Bonneville (35), Canyon (24), Kootenai (20).

New statewide positivity rate numbers for the week of 2/21 - 2/27.

Positivity rate latest: (PCR)
4.5% (down from 4.6% the previous week) This is the first time since June that statewide rate is below 5%.

24,040 COVID-19 tests were performed (down from 26,164 the week before)


Wednesday, March 3

5:28 p.m. -  351 new confirmed cases, more than a third of them reported in Ada County

Idaho health officials reported 351 new confirmed and 107 new probable cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday. 

Nearly a third of the new confirmed cases were in Ada County, which had 145. Bonneville County had the second-most new cases at 39, followed by Kootenai County with 30 and Canyon County with 29.

After experiencing a drop in case numbers since late December, Idaho's 14-day moving average has leveled off in recent days and is showing signs of trending back upward (see graph below).

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Seven new coronavirus-related deaths were also reported on Wednesday, bringing the statewide death toll since the beginning of the pandemic to 1,879.

As of Monday, March 1, 139 people were hospitalized with COVID-19 and 32 of them were in the ICU.

So far, 257,588 people have received the COVID-19 vaccine and 136,027 have been fully-vaccinated with both doses.

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Tuesday, March 2

5:19 p.m. -  376 new cases, 5 deaths reported Tuesday

268 new confirmed and 108 new probable cases were reported in Idaho on Tuesday. Ada, Bonneville and Canyon counties added most of the 376 new cases.

Since March 2020, Idaho has reported 171,836 confirmed and probable cases. Of that number, 139,413 cases are confirmed.

Credit: KTVB

Five new deaths were reported on Tuesday, while one death was removed from Nez Perce County's total. Here's how the deaths break down by county:

  • Ada (2)
  • Adams (1)
  • Bonner (1)
  • Canyon (1)

Vaccination throughout the state continues to make progress, as health districts have received 384,939 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. Additionally:

  • 253,411 people have received the vaccine
  • 121,883 people have received only the first dose of the vaccine
  • 131,528 people have received both doses of the vaccine

An estimated 94,936 recoveries have been made.

Monday, March 1

5:40 p.m.- 353 new cases, 7 deaths reported Monday

The Gem State added 343 new COVID-19 cases to the statewide total on Monday. 255 of the new cases are confirmed and 88 are probable. The total number of new cases were added up for Sunday, Feb. 28 and Monday.

Ada, Kootenai and Canyon counties were the hotspots on Monday.

Since March 2020, Idaho has reported 171,462 COVID-19 cases. Of that number, 139,145 are confirmed.

Credit: KTVB

Seven deaths were reported Monday, bringing the statewide death toll to 1,869. The deaths break down county-by-county as follows:

  • Ada (1)
  • Bingham (1)
  • Bonneville (1)
  • Gem (1)
  • Jerome (1)
  • Kootenai (2)

The latest hospitalization data from Feb. 26 reported 121 COVID-19 related hospitalizations, 32 of which are in the ICU.

Credit: KTVB

The state has received 376,058 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. Of the vaccines given to Idaho:

  • 249,063 people have received the vaccine
  • 122,068 people have received only the first dose of the vaccine
  • 126,995 people have received both doses of the vaccine

An estimated 94,707 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.

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.  

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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