Idaho shatters single-day record for new COVID-19 cases; Ada posts big numbers again

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Posted at 8:00 PM, Oct 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-09 22:00:41-04

This article was originally published by Rachel Roberts and Nicole Foy in the Idaho Statesman.

Idaho shattered its record for the highest single-day increase in total coronavirus cases Friday, reporting 777 new confirmed and probable cases. The previous record for total new cases was set July 16, when the state recorded 681 new cases.

The state’s health districts reported a total of 635 confirmed coronavirus cases Friday and two new deaths in Bonneville and Gooding counties. At least 506 people have died due to COVID-19 since the pandemic began in Idaho.

Friday’s numbers were driven by significant case increases reported by health districts in largely rural parts of Idaho, with health districts based in Twin Falls, Pocatello and Idaho Falls reporting more than 100 new cases each. Ada County added 88 new confirmed and 34 new probable cases, according to Boise-based Central District Health.

Four of Idaho’s top five case totals have occurred in the past four days: 670 on Tuesday, 666 on Wednesday, 667 on Thursday and 777 on Friday.


The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare released its weekly update on COVID-19 in long-term care facilities Friday.

Outbreaks at Idaho facilities increased by nine to 189 overall, total individual cases jumped by 186 to 2,987 cases, and deaths rose by 20 to 283, with five new facilities recording a death.

Active cases increased to 1,802 at 86 facilities — up from 1,741 at 79 facilities last week. There are 103 facilities with resolved outbreaks.

Below is a list of long-term care facilities by city that have active cases of the coronavirus:

American Falls: Power County Nursing Home, Edgewood Spring Creek American Falls; Ammon: Promontory Point Rehabilitation; Bellevue: Cove of Cascadia; Blackfoot: Bingham Memorial Skilled Nursing; Boise: Terraces of Boise, Life Care of Boise, Edgewood Spring Creek-Overland, Cascadia of Boise, Garden Plaza of Valley View-Valley View Nursing & Rehab, Garden Plaza of Valley View- The Bridge at Valley View, Overland Court Senior Living, Willow Park Senior Living, Arbor Village at Hillcrest, Arbor Valley of Cascadia, Life Care of Treasure Valley, Veranda Senior Living-Barber Station, Avamere Transitional Care, Park Place Assisted Living of Boise, Edgewood Castle Hills, Independent Living Services-Five Mile, Grace Assisted Living at State St.;

Buhl: Desert View Care; Burley: Mini Cassia Care Center, Parke View Rehab; Caldwell: Canyon West of Cascadia, Grace Assisted Living, Lenity Senior Living; Challis: Diamond Peak Health Care of Challis; Coeur d’Alene: Lacrosse Health & Rehab; Darlington: Antelope Creek Living Center; Downey: Whispering Pines Assisted Living; Eagle: Edgewood Spring Creek Eagle Island; Emmett: Apple Valley Residence, Cherry Ridge Center; Fruitland: Edgewood Spring Creek Fruitland; Gooding: Desano Place Assisted Living; Idaho Falls: Tambree Meadows Assisted Living, Life Care Center of Idaho Falls, Yellowstone Group Home No. 1, Teton Post-Acute Care and Rehab, Fairwinds-Sand Creek, Good Samaritan-Idaho Falls Village;

Jerome: CommuniCare No. 8 Lincoln; Kimberly: Oak Creek, Ashley Manor-Buttercup Trail; Lewiston: The Orchards; Meridian: Creekside Transitional Care, Touchmark at Meadow Lake Village, Edgewood Spring Creek Meridian, Golden Years Oak Crest, The Cottages-Meridian, Veranda Senior Living-Paramount, Grace Assisted Living-Fairview Lakes, Tomorrow’s Hope-Lavin; Nampa: Meadow View Nursing & Rehab, Streamside Assisted Living, Grace Assisted Living-Nampa, Karcher Estates, Sunny Ridge; Payette: Ashley Manor-Beverly Hills; Pocatello: Gateway Transitional Care Center, Brookdale Pocatello, Caring Hearts Assisted Living, Copper Summit Assisted Living, Quinn Meadows Rehab & Care Center, State Veterans Home-Pocatello;

Post Falls: Guardian Angel Homes; Preston: Franklin County Transitional Care, Heritage Senior Living; Rexburg: Madison Carriage Cove, Temple View Transitional Care; Rigby: Rigby Country Living Center; Rupert: Countryside Care and Rehab; Sandpoint: Life Care Center of Sandpoint; Soda Springs: Edgewood Spring Creek Soda Springs; St. Anthony: Homestead Assisted Living-St. Anthony; Twin Falls: Grace Assisted Living-Twin Falls, Brookdale Twin Falls, Rosetta Assisted Living-Twin Falls, Serenity Transitional Care, Bridgeview Estates, Chardonnay Assisted Living, Twin Falls Care; Weiser: Weiser Care of Cascadia, Communicare No. 6 Weiser; Winchester: Lakeside Assisted Living.