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Idaho COVID-19 latest: 219 total new cases and 8 new deaths reported Thursday

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.

Thursday, April 15

5:37 p.m. - COVID-19 test positivity rates drop

The Gem State added 162 new confirmed and 57 new probable cases of COVID-19 on Thursday. Since the pandemic began last March, Idaho has reported that 148,202 people have been confirmed to have the virus.

Since mid-December, the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare has tracked that 555,330 people in the state have received the COVID-19 vaccine. So far, 166,235 people have received just one dose and 389,095 people have been fully vaccinated.

Only 147 "breakthrough" cases have been reported in Idaho so far.

The state's positivity rate for COVID-19 tests dropped to 4.8% for April 4 through April 10 from 5.6% the previous week.

Idaho reported eight new deaths on Thursday. The state's coronavirus-related death toll now stands at 2,016. The deaths happened in the following counties:

  • Bingham (1)
  • Bonner (1)
  • Bonneville (1)
  • Canyon (1)
  • Jefferson (2)
  • Kootenai (2)

Wednesday, April 14

6:09 p.m. - 437 new and probable cases, 2 deaths reported

Idaho added a total of 437 new and probable cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday.

So far, there have been 184,347 total new and probable cases of the coronavirus since March of 2020.

548,760 people have received vaccine and 380,191 people are now fully vaccinated. The state is reporting that 897,995 total doses of vaccine have been administered.

There were two deaths reported on Wednesday bringing the death toll to 2,006.

Tuesday, April 13

5:10 p.m. - 200 new confirmed COVID-19 cases reported

Idaho added 200 new confirmed and 76 new probable cases of the coronavirus on Tuesday.

So far, the state has reported 133 so-called breakthrough cases out of 544,163 people who have been vaccinated since mid-December. Of those vaccinated in the Gem State, 171,629 people have received one dose of the vaccine and 372,534 people have been fully vaccinated.

One new death was reported in Ada County, increasing the state's coronavirus-related death toll to 2,002.

Monday, April 12

5:25 p.m. - More than 350 total  cases reported

The Gem State reported 306 new confirmed and 58 new probable cases of the coronavirus for Sunday and Monday. Since last March, Idaho has now reported more than 147,000 confirmed and 183,000 total cases of COVID-19.

Since mid-December, Idaho reports that 538,763 people have received the COVID-19 vaccines, with 365,444 people fully vaccinated and 173,319 people only receiving their first dose.

The state reported six new deaths. Idaho's coronavirus-related death toll is now at 2,001. The deaths happened in the following counties:

  • Ada (1)
  • Bannock (1)
  • Bingham (1)
  • Bonneville (2)
  • Canyon (1) 

Friday, April 9

5:27 p.m. - 310 total news cases in Idaho, 4 deaths to report

Idaho health officials reported 234 new confirmed and 76 new probable cases of Friday. 

Since the start of the pandemic, there have been 183,153 confirmed and probable cases total in the Gem State. Of those, 147,157 are confirmed cases.

The death total has reached 1,995 with the addition of 4 more on Friday. They occurred in Gem (2), Latah, and Nez Perce counties.

So far, 102,697 people have recovered from the virus.

Here are the latest vaccine numbers from the state:

  • 518,450 people have received a vaccine
  • 173,222 people have received only the first dose of the vaccine
  • 345,228 people have been fully vaccinated

Ada County is the hot spot with 82 cases reported.

As of March 7, 159 are hospitalized with COVID-19 and 43 are in the ICU.


Thursday, April 8

5:35 p.m. - 299 new cases reported, 8 more deaths in Idaho

Idaho health officials reported 211 new confirmed and 88 new probable cases of COVID-19 on Thursday for a total of 299 new cases.

So far, there have been 182,841 confirmed and probable cases total in the state, with 146,923 of those cases confirmed.

There are 8 new deaths to report in Idaho bringing the statewide total to 1,991. Those deaths occurred in Ada (2), Blaine (1), Bonneville (3), Kootenai (1), Nez Perce (1) counties.

102,457 people have recovered from the virus. 

Here is a breakdown of vaccine numbers:

  • 509,052 people have received a vaccine
  • 173,525 people have received only the first dose of the vaccine
  • 335,527 people have been fully vaccinated

Ada County is the state's hot spot with 97 new cases reported.

New statewide positivity rate numbers for the week of 3/28 - 4/3.

Positivity rate stands at 5.6% (Up from 5.2% the previous week).

There were 23,537 COVID tests performed in Idaho.

Positivity rate breakdown:

Ada – 4.9%
Canyon – 5.9%
Bonneville (Idaho Falls) – 15.0%

Wednesday, April 7

5:33 p.m. - More than 350 new cases reported

Idaho reported 276 new confirmed and 76 probable cases of the coronavirus on Wednesday, increasing the statewide total number of reported cases since last March at 182,531, with 146,712 of those being confirmed.

Since mid-December, Idaho has reported that 497,602 people have been vaccinated. Of those, 326,633 people have been fully vaccinated and 170,969 people have only received the first dose.

The Gem State added six new deaths on Wednesday. The statewide coronavirus-related death toll is now 1,983. The deaths happened in the following counties:

  • Bannock (1)
  • Bingham (1)
  • Bonneville (2)
  • Kootenai (1)
  • Latah (1) 

Tuesday, April 6

5:25 p.m. - Idaho reports 342 total new cases 

The Gem State added 239 new confirmed and 103 new probable cases of the coronavirus on Tuesday. Idaho has now reported 182,182 total and 146,436 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since March 2020.

Three new deaths were reported on Tuesday, increasing the state's coronavirus-related death toll to 1,977. Two deaths happened in Payette County and one in Bonneville County.

Since mid-December, the state reports that 491,331 have received a COVID-19 vaccine, with 319,380 people being fully vaccinated and 171,952 people only receiving one dose.

Monday, April 5

5:11 p.m.: Idaho reports 368 total new cases for Sunday and Monday

The Gem State reported 308 confirmed and 60 new probable cases of the coronavirus for Sunday and Monday. Since last year, the state has reported 181,836 total and 146,197 confirmed cases of COVID-19.

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As of Saturday, 78 Idahoans are currently in the hospital being treated for COVID-19, 24 of whom are in the ICU.

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Estimated recoveries grew slightly to 101,798.

Since mid-December, the state reports that 484,654 people have received a COVID-19 vaccine. So far, 311,731 people have been fully vaccinated and 172,923 have received just one dose.

Four new deaths were reported, bringing the statewide coronavirus-related death toll to 1,975. The deaths were reported in the following counties:

  • Bannock (1)
  • Bonneville (1)
  • Clearwater (1)
  • Idaho (1)

2:16 p.m.: Elmore County moved back to red, severe category

Central District Health (CDH) announced Monday that Elmore County has moved back to Category 3, also known as the red category. This means community spread within the county is severe. 

This move gives a recommendation to the school districts in the county to use school buildings minimally and limit in-person learning.

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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