Coronavirus: Blaine County count increases to 66, Boise TSA officer tests positive

Posted at 10:42 AM, Mar 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-26 12:43:16-04

BOISE, Idaho — This article was originally written by Ruth Brown with the Idaho Statesman.

On Thursday morning, the number of cases of coronavirus in Blaine County increased to 66 people, and a Boise Airport employee tested positive.

The statewide count of coronavirus cases, as of Thursday, was at 144 people.

The South Central District Health website updated its numbers at 10 a.m. Thursday, marking the increase in Blaine County cases.

The Transportation Security Administration website on Thursday verified that a baggage officer at the Boise Airport tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus. The officer’s last day at the airport was reportedly March 19.

Gov. Brad Little issued his mandatory stay-home order that remains in effect today, with exceptions only for essential businesses, such as grocery stores, pharmacies, and others.

Health officials continue to urge people to stay home and practice good hygiene amid the global pandemic.