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Idaho reports more than 100 new confirmed coronavirus cases for second day in a row

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Posted at 10:11 PM, Jun 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-21 00:11:18-04

IDAHO — This article was originally published by Rachel Robert at the Idaho Statesman.

New confirmed cases of the coronavirus in Idaho surpassed 100 for the second day in a row.

The state’s seven health districts combined for 111 cases of COVID-19 on Friday following the 102 new cases reported Thursday. Idaho had not seen back-to-back days of more than 100 cases since a stretch of three in a row April 1-3.

Ada County added 46 cases Friday to increase its state-leading total to 1,009 cases, according to Boise-based Central District Health. Canyon County also increased by double digits, reporting a single-day high of 24 cases for 370 overall, according to Southwest District Health. Canyon County’s previous single-day high was 18.

The other counties with new cases were Bannock (3 new, 75 total), Benewah (1 new, 13 total), Bingham (3 new, 29 total), Blaine (1 new, 507 total), Bonneville (1 new, 60 total), Caribou (2 new, 8 total), Cassia (2 new, 141 total), Jefferson (1 new, 9 total), Kootenai (8 new, 115 total), Madison (1 new, 21 total), Minidoka (1 new, 95 total), Owyhee (2 new, 12 total), Payette (9 new, 37 total), Teton (1 new, 13 total) and Washington (5 new, 75 total). There have been 3,468 confirmed cases statewide since Idaho announced its first case on March 13.

There are 405 “probable cases” in the state, an increase of 16 from Thursday. The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare reports that 3,183 cases are “presumed recovered.”

LONG-TERM CARE FACILITIES

On Friday, the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare posted its weekly update on COVID-19 outbreaks at long-term care facilities.

There have been 34 facilities with outbreaks totaling 323 cases, an increase of four facilities and 19 cases since last week’s report. Three new deaths were added to the report for 56 deaths total among nine facilities.

Currently, there are 86 active coronavirus cases between 13 facilities. The facilities added to the active outbreak list this week were Karcher Estates in Nampa, Shaw Mountain in Boise, Brookdale Parkcenter in Boise and Valley Vista Care in Sandpoint.

The other facilities with ongoing cases among residents or staff are Bennett Hills Rehab & Care Center in Gooding, Bridgeview Estates in Twin Falls, Desano Place in Jerome, Monte Vista Hills in Pocatello, Cottages of Weiser, Garden Plaza of Valley View in Boise, Harmony Place in Twin Falls, Highland Estates in Burley and Maplewood Assisted Living in Hayden.

DAILY DETAILS

Hospitalizations: Health and Welfare reports that there have been 279 hospitalizations due to the coronavirus, 101 admissions to the ICU and 397 health care workers who have been infected. The hospital and health care numbers are based on cases with completed investigations into contacts, not the full number of positives.

Testing totals: At the end of the day Friday, Health and Welfare reported that 70,791 tests had been completed statewide. About 4.9% of those have been positive for COVID-19.

Counties with confirmed COVID-19 cases: Ada 1,009, Adams 8, Bannock 75, Benewah 13, Bingham 29, Blaine 507, Bonner 11, Bonneville 60, Camas 1, Canyon 370, Caribou 8, Cassia 141, Custer 2, Elmore 36, Franklin 17, Fremont 3, Gem 13, Gooding 50, Idaho 3, Jefferson 9, Jerome 185, Kootenai 115, Latah 7, Lemhi 2, Lincoln 31, Madison 21, Minidoka 95, Nez Perce 75, Owyhee 12, Payette 37, Power 13, Teton 13, Twin Falls 419, Valley 3 and Washington 75.

Counties with community spread: Ada, Bannock, Benewah, Bingham, Blaine, Bonner, Bonneville, Canyon, Caribou, Cassia, Elmore, Gem, Gooding, Jefferson, Jerome, Kootenai, Lemhi, Lincoln, Madison, Minidoka, Owyhee, Payette, Power, Teton, Twin Falls and Washington.