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Idaho COVID-19 latest: January 17-23

Follow along as we track the latest daily COVID-19 updates in Idaho.

BOISE, Idaho — For the latest daily updates, click here.

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, January 23

6:27 p.m. -Idaho surpasses 130,000 confirmed cases as Fall wave of cases continues to recede

The Gem State's 14-average of new daily reported cases of Covid-19 dropped to 719 on Saturday when only 457 total cases were reported. Saturday's average was Idaho's lowest since Oct. 21, 2020 when the 14-day average climbed to 698.

Of the 457 new cases, 373 were confirmed. Since the first coronavirs case was reported on March 13, 2020, 130,019 confirmed cases of the virus have been reported.

One new death in Ada County was reported, bringing the state's death toll to 1,670.

Friday, January 22

6:05 p.m. - Idaho inches closer to 130,000 confirmed cases and 1,700 deaths

According to the state's public health districts and the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, Idaho reported 429 new confirmed and 149 new probable cases of the coronavirus on Friday. The Gem State, since the first reported case of COVID-19 in the state on March 13, 2020, has reported 129,646 confirmed cases and 158,798 confirmed and probable cases.

Since the state started administering the COVID-19 vaccines in mid-December, 68,627 people received a dose, with 54,895 getting one and 13,732 getting both.

The state reported 12 new deaths. The state's death toll is now 1,669. The deaths happened in the following counties:

  • Bannock (1)
  • Bonner (1)
  • Bonneville (2)
  • Canyon (3)
  • Gem (1)
  • Jefferson (2)
  • Kootenai (1)
  • Twin Falls (1) 

Thursday, January 21

5:47 p.m. - 660 total cases, Idaho surpasses 158,00 total cases since March

The Gem State reported 660 total new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, according to the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare and the state's various public health districts. 478 of those were confirmed and the remaining 182 were new probable cases.158,200 total cases have been reported, with 129,217 of them being confirmed cases of the virus.

Since the state started administering COVID-19 vaccines last month, the state has given 77,781 doses to a total of 64,590 Idahoans. 51,497 people have received one dose and 13,093 people have received both doses.

Since the first cases of the coronavirus were reported in Idaho on March 13, 2020, 1,657 Idahoans have died. Twenty new deaths were reported on Thursday. The deaths happened in the following counties:

  • Ada (3)
  • Bannock (1)
  • Bingham (2)
  • Bonneville (4)
  • Canyon (2)
  • Custer (1)
  • Jefferson (1)
  • Kootenai (4)
  • Payette (1)
  • Washington (1)

Wednesday, January 20

5:52 p.m. - 743 new cases, no new deaths reported on Thursday

Idaho health officials on Thursday reported 499 new confirmed and 244 new probable cases of COVID-19 for a total of 743 new cases.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, 128,739 Idahoans have tested positive for the virus.

Of the new cases, 143 were in Ada County, 67 were in Canyon County and 52 were in Kootenai County.

No new coronavirus-related deaths were reported on Thursday and Idaho's death toll remained at 1,637. This marks the first non-holiday, non-weekend in which no deaths were reported since Sept. 28, 2020.

So far, 61,333 Idahoans have received the vaccine, with 11,778 of them having received both doses.

The state on Thursday also released the latest hospitalization data. As of Monday, 286 people were hospitalized with COVID-19, with 71 of them in the ICU.

Credit: KTVB

Tuesday, January 19

6:03 p.m.- Over 1,300 new cases, 30 deaths reported over the last two days

Idaho has reported a total of 1,346 new confirmed and probable cases for Monday, Jan. 18 and Tuesday, Jan. 19. The state did not update their numbers on Monday in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

Tuesday's report shows 674 new confirmed cases and 206 new probable cases for a total of 880 cases. Ada County reported 315 new cases while Canyon County reported 164 new cases.

Since March 2020, the Gem State has reported 156,778 cases of COVID-19, 128,240 of which are confirmed.

Credit: KTVB

30 deaths were reported across the state over the last two days, bringing the statewide death toll to 1,639. Here is how they break down county-by-county:

  • Ada (4) 
  • Bannock (1) 
  • Bonner (1)
  • Bonneville (1)
  • Canyon (6)
  • Caribou (1)
  • Gem (3)
  • Jerome (1)
  • Kootenai (6)
  • Lincoln (1)
  • Minidoka (1)
  • Payette (1)
  • Twin Falls (2)
  • Washington (1)

The latest hospitalization data from Jan. 16 reported 266 Idahoans currently hospitalized with COVID-19 and 77 in the ICU.

Credit: KTVB

69,398 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered to the state. 58,549 Idahoans have received at least one dose of the vaccine, with 47,787 receiving only one and 10,762 receiving both doses.

An estimated 72,711 have recovered.

Monday, January 18

The Idaho Dept. of Health and Welfare did not update their website on Monday due to it being a holiday (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day).

Sunday, January 17

6:22 p.m.- 273 new cases, 3 deaths reported Sunday

273 new COVID-19 cases were reported on Sunday, 142 of which are confirmed and 131 of which are probable. The total number of COVID-19 cases now stands at 155,554, 127,143 of which are confirmed.

Three deaths were reported today, one each in Gem, Owyhee and Twin Falls counties. The statewide death toll now stands at 1,609.

60,805 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered to Idaho. 50,552 people have received at least one shot of the vaccine: 40,386 have received only one shot and 10,166 have received both shots.

An estimated 71,374 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.


  • "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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