Central District Health reports first Valley County case with connection to Blaine County travel

Posted at 3:14 PM, Mar 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-22 20:34:26-04

BOISE, Idaho — Central District Health is asking anyone with recent travel to Blaine County in the past two weeks to shelter in place. This is after three Ada County residents and one Valley County resident tested positive for COVID-19 and confirmed traveling through and spending time in Blaine County.

Community spread of COVID-19 in Blaine County was confirmed on March 19. On March 20, Blaine County was put under a shelter-in-place order by the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare to help limit the spread of the virus within the county and surrounding communities.

The first COVID-19 case in Valley County was reported when a man in his 50s, a part-time resident of Valley County, was tested in Ada County. The man is recovering well under self-isolation in Ada County. He had no associated travel to Valley County during his infectious period.

Confirmed COVID-19 case counts for Ada, Boise, Elmore and Valley counties are being updated on the CDH website, weekdays by 5 pm or as otherwise noted. CDH's call center is open weekdays from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm at (208) 321-2222.

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