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Coronavirus: COVID tests available at Nampa, Caldwell Walmarts; 116 new cases Sunday

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Posted at 1:08 PM, Sep 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-21 15:08:58-04

This article was originally published by Jacob Scholl in the Idaho Statesman.

Quest Diagnostics — a large clinical lab company that conducts coronavirus testing around the country — is now offering COVID-19 tests at Walmart Neighborhood Market pharmacies around the country, including two in the Treasure Valley.

COVID-19 tests from Quest can be ordered online without a doctor’s order and either delivered to you door or picked up at drive-thru Walmart pharmacies at the following two locations:

  • 622 E. Ustick Road, Caldwell
  • 175 S. Middleton Road, Nampa

Both pharmacies are open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
According to Quest’s website, each test costs around $130. Once a sample is taken, it can be mailed by you or mailed by the pharmacy.

Return times vary by demand, but currently results can come back within a few days, according to a news release from Quest.

For information, go to www.questdiagnostics.com.

OVER 110 NEW COVID-19 CASES REPORTED SUNDAY IN IDAHO

Idaho’s health districts and the Department of Health and Welfare reported 116 new confirmed coronavirus cases on Sunday.

The state’s coronavirus case count grew to 34,503 cases overall since the pandemic began. No new deaths were reported Sunday, and the state’s coronavirus death total remains at 441.

Ada and Canyon counties reported 22 and 26 new COVID-19 cases respectively, bring the totals for each to 11,338 and 7,432.

Other counties that reported double-digit cases on Sunday include Bonneville (22 new), Madison (15) and Twin Falls (16).

Of those confirmed to have the virus, IDHW says 20,304 are presumed to be recovered. IDHW also reported 25 new “probable” cases Sunday, bringing that total to 3,123. Around Idaho, 289,163 COVID-19 tests have been administered, with about 12% of tests returning positive.

Coronavirus cases have been reported in all of Idaho’s 44 counties: Ada 11,338, Adams 27, Bannock 881, Bear Lake 44, Benewah 136, Bingham 803, Blaine 604, Boise 52, Bonner 269, Bonneville 2,010, Boundary 47, Butte 27, Camas 16, Canyon 7,432, Caribou 84, Cassia 576, Clark 25, Clearwater 28, Custer 46, Elmore 255, Franklin 84, Fremont 142, Gem 245, Gooding 223, Idaho 85, Jefferson 399, Jerome 636, Kootenai 2,449, Latah 297, Lemhi 54, Lewis 12, Lincoln 68, Madison 385, Minidoka 574, Nez Perce 361, Oneida 20, Owyhee 293, Payette 718, Power 210, Shoshone 210, Teton 126, Twin Falls 1,821, Valley 80, Washington 311.