IDHW investigating six possible "breakthrough" COVID-19 cases in Idaho

Posted at 4:58 PM, Feb 18, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-22 11:13:22-05

IDAHO — Idaho Department of Health and Welfare said they are investigating six possible reports of "breakthrough" cases in the state.

“No COVID-19 vaccine is 100% effective and we anticipated people would be reported to us who tested positive for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19,” said Zachary Clark, IDHW Public Information Officer in an emailed statement.

On February 12, Oregon's health officials confirmed four breakthrough cases of COVID-19. According to Oregon health officials, the cases are when a person has tested positive for COVID-19 at least 14 days after getting their full vaccinations.

IDHW says the cases currently under investigation individuals experience mild to no symptoms at all and were tested after exposure to a confirmed case.

Health officials remind Idahoans to continue to social distance, wear face coverings and practice hand hygiene even if they have been fully immunized.

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.