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Ada County’s daily average of new COVID-19 cases has increased 80% in two weeks

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Posted at 7:14 PM, Oct 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-04 21:14:09-04

ADA COUNTY, Idaho — This article was originally published by Rachel Roberts of the Idaho Statesman.

As Idaho’s seven-day moving average of new cases of COVID-19 has grown over the past two weeks, Ada County has followed a similar pattern.

The home to Idaho’s capital city added 106 new confirmed cases of the coronavirus on Saturday. It marks the second time in the past three days Ada County’s caseload has increased by 100 or more.

As Idaho’s seven-day moving average of new cases of COVID-19 has grown over the past two weeks, Ada County has followed a similar pattern.

The home to Idaho’s capital city added 106 new confirmed cases of the coronavirus on Saturday. It marks the second time in the past three days Ada County’s caseload has increased by 100 or more.

The remaining counties adding new confirmed cases were Bear Lake (3 new, 51 total), Bingham (9 new, 971 total), Blaine (5 new, 665 total), Boise (1 new, 58 total), Bonner (5 new, 332 total), Butte (2 new, 43 total), Caribou (4 new, 113 total), Custer (1 new, 64 total), Elmore (3 new, 294 total), Franklin (9 new, 155 total), Gooding (4 new, 272 total), Idaho (1 new, 208 total), Jefferson (8 new, 522 total), Jerome (7 new, 707 total), Latah (3 new, 556 total), Lewis (1 new, 36 total), Lincoln (2 new, 76 total), Nez Perce (1 new, 434 total), Payette (5 new, 817 total), Teton (4 new, 179 total) and Washington (2 new, 355 total).

Since the start of the pandemic, 39,622 Idahoans have tested positive for the coronavirus. Health and Welfare reported 4,208 “probable” cases (107 new). IDHW estimates that of those infected, 22,744 people are presumed recovered.

DAILY DETAILS

Overall hospitalizations: Health and Welfare reports that there have been 1,900 hospitalizations of people with COVID-19, 465 admissions to the ICU and 2,925 health care workers infected. Hospital and health care numbers are based on cases with completed investigations into contacts, not the full number of positives.

St. Luke’s Health System: As of Oct. 2, the health system was reporting 32 patients in its hospitals with confirmed COVID-19 out of 408 patients overall. The health system reported a 14-day coronavirus test positivity rate of 9%.

Saint Alphonsus Health System: As of Oct. 2, the health system was reporting 27 patients in its hospitals with confirmed COVID-19 out of 336 patients overall. The health system reported a 14-day coronavirus test positivity rate of 8.3%.

Boise School District: The district says the following schools or units have reported confirmed COVID-19 cases among students or staff since Sept. 22: Borah High School (2 cases), Boise Online school (1), Dennis Technical Education Center (1), Hawthorne Elementary (1), Hillside Junior High (2), Shadow Hills Elementary (1).

Testing totals: At the end of the day Saturday, Health and Welfare reported that 316,370 people had been tested statewide. About 12.5% of those have been positive for COVID-19.

Counties with community spread: All counties except Adams have been announced to have community spread.

Counties with confirmed COVID-19 cases: Ada 12,246, Adams 27, Bannock 1,124, Bear Lake 51, Benewah 149, Bingham 971, Blaine 665, Boise 58, Bonner 332, Bonneville 2,385, Boundary 49, Butte 43, Camas 30, Canyon 7,863, Caribou 113, Cassia 721, Clark 31, Clearwater 58, Custer 64, Elmore 294, Franklin 155, Fremont 233, Gem 304, Gooding 272, Idaho 208, Jefferson 522, Jerome 707, Kootenai 2,778, Latah 556, Lemhi 87, Lewis 36, Lincoln 76, Madison 825, Minidoka 691, Nez Perce 434, Oneida 26, Owyhee 304, Payette 817, Power 256, Shoshone 215, Teton 179, Twin Falls 2,223, Valley 89, Washington 355.