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Idaho COVID-19 latest: January 31- February 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.

Saturday, February 6

5:20 p.m. - Idaho reports 212 total cases, 9 new deaths

The Gem State added 62 probable and 150 confirmed cases of the coronavirus on Saturday, bringing the state's 14-day daily average of new cases down to 420.5714, the lowest since Sept. 30. The state has reported a total of 165,209 total COVID-19 cases since last spring. Of those cases, 134,511 were confirmed.

Idaho has administered 175,875 doses of the COVID-19 vaccines since mid-December to a total of 141,464 Idahoans, with 107,053 people receiving one dose and 34,411 people receiving two.

Estimated recoveries increased to 86,078.

Idaho reported nine new deaths on Saturday, bringing the state's coronavirus-related death toll at 1,769. The deaths happened in the following counties:

  • Ada (2) 
  • Canyon (3) 
  • Elmore (1) 
  • Gem (2) 
  • Payette (1) 

Friday, February 5

5:40 p.m. - Idaho reports 401 new cases and 11 new deaths

The Gem State added 323 new probable and 78 new probable cases of the coronavirus on Friday, based on data published by the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare and the state's public health districts. The state has reported 164,949 total and 134,361 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since it was first reported in Idaho on March 13, 2020.

Since mid-December, the state has administered 166,466 total doses of the COVID-19 vaccines to 134,367 Idahoans, with 32,079 people receiving both shots and 102,288 receiving one dose.

Idaho reported 11 new deaths, bringing the state's coronavirus-related death toll at 1,760. The deaths happened in the following counties:

  • Ada (2)
  • Bannock (1)
  • Bonner (1)
  • Bonneville (3)
  • Canyon (1)
  • Kootenai (2)
  • Minidoka (1) 

Thursday, February 4

5:54 p.m. - 416 new COVID-19 cases reported Thursday, no new deaths

Idaho reported 322 new confirmed and 94 new probable cases on Thursday for a total of 416 cases statewide. There were no new deaths to report. 

The total number of confirmed cases in Idaho has reached 134,038 since March and there have been 164,565 confirmed and probable cases.

There have been 84,824 recoveries.

The latest vaccine numbers in Idaho are:

  • People who have received vaccine: 120,587
  • People who have had one dose: 91,575
  • People who have had both doses: 29,012
  • Total vaccine doses administered statewide: 149,599

Ada, Canyon, and Kootenai counties remain the top hot spots in the state.

There were 28,923 COVID tests performed. That's down around 2,000 from a week ago.

Wednesday, February 3

6:19 p.m. - Idaho reports 497 new cases, 7 deaths

Idaho health officials reported 383 new confirmed and 114 new probable cases on Wednesday for a combined total of 497 new COVID-19 cases.

Of the cases reported on Wednesday, 77 were in Ada County, 53 were in Canyon County and 37 were in Madison County. With the largest populations in the state, Ada and Canyon counties have consistently been the hot spots for COVID-19 since last summer.

The graph below shows the 14-day moving average has been trending mostly downward since mid-December, an encouraging sign as the fight against the virus continues.

Credit: KTVB

Also on Wednesday, the state's death toll climbed to 1,750 with the addition of seven reported deaths - one each in Ada, Bonner, Bonneville, Franklin, Payette, Shoshone and Valley counties.

In January, coronavirus-related deaths dropped significantly from the month before - from just over 500 in December to 289 in January.

Credit: KTVB

As of late Wednesday afternoon, 113,550 Idahoans had received the COVID-19 vaccine with 26,415 of them having received both doses. So far, 139,695 vaccine doses have been administered statewide.

The state has also released the latest data on coronavirus-related hospitalizations. As of Monday, 203 people were hospitalized with the virus and 47 of them were in the ICU.

Tuesday, February 2

6:31 p.m. - 487 new cases, 6 deaths reported on Tuesday

Idaho reported 376 new confirmed and 111 new probable COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, for a total of 487 new cases statewide.

That brings the total of confirmed cases in the state since the pandemic arrived in Idaho last March to 133,333.

Of the new cases reported on Tuesday, Ada County remains the hot spot with 126. Canyon and Kootenai counties each reported 39 new cases.

The state added six deaths on Tuesday. Nez Perce County reported two, while Bannock, Cassia, Minidoka and Payette counties each reported a single death.

As of late Tuesday afternoon, 107,661 Idahoans had received the COVID-19 vaccine, with 24,248 having received both doses.

Monday, February 1

6:45 p.m. - 516 new COVID-19 cases, 10 deaths reported on Monday

Health officials reported 414 new confirmed and 102 new probable COVID cases on Monday, for a total 516 new cases statewide.

Since March there have been 132,957 confirmed cases and 163,165 total confirmed and probable cases.

Of the new cases, 104 were in Ada County, 86 were in Kootenai County and 48 were in Canyon County.

The death toll in Idaho now stands at 1,737 after 10 more deaths were reported Monday. Four of the deaths occurred in Ada County and two occurred in Canyon County. Bannock, Benewah and Bingham counties each reported one death. 

According to the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, 103,378 Idahoans have received the COVID-19 vaccine as of Monday afternoon. Of those, 80,578 have received one dose and 22,800 have received both doses. a total of 126,178 vaccine doses have been administered statewide.

The state on Monday released the latest hospitalization numbers. As of Saturday, 157 people were hospitalized with COVID-19, 46 of them in ICU. 

Credit: KTVB


Sunday, January 31

4:42: The Idaho Dept. of Health and Welfare will no longer update the COVID-19 numbers on Sunday beginning Jan. 31. State numbers will be updated by 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday.

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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