Resident in Boise skilled care facility dies of COVID-19 related illness

Posted at 2:50 PM, Apr 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-15 12:17:19-04

BOISE, Idaho — A woman in her 60s with underlying health conditions at Avamere Transitional Care and Rehab has died due to COVID-19 related illness. According to Central District Health, 14 staff members and residents have either lab confirmed COVID-19 or are considered probable cases.

Any other residents or staff associated with this care center who develop symptoms will be counted as probable novel coronavirus cases. The care center has been proactive in its response and continues to work cooperatively with Central District Health on measures and guidance.

As of April 14, seven Ada County residents with confirmed coronavirus and two with probable coronavirus have died. Probable death cases include people whose death certificate lists COVID-19 or SARS-CoV-2 as contributing to death without laboratory confirmation.

“Each individual that our community loses to this virus is a reminder of how serious this illness can be, and the importance of everyone, especially those in good health, doing all that they can to protect some of our most vulnerable residents,” said Russ Duke, District Director for Central District Health.

Central District Health will continue to report first-related incidents of COVID-19 in its counties. This includes first confirmed case, when community transmission is first indicated and the first death related to the virus. Future cases for each county will be noted on the District's website. Case counts are posted weekdays by 5 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

Central District Health is committed to the broader release of information on COVID-19-related developments where there is notable community impact or specific actionable measures for the community to take.