Coronavirus

(4 p.m. Jan. 21) Public Health-North Central District listed seven new Idaho County COVID-19 coronavirus cases Wednesday, with a local total of 1,152 cases. The district lists 983 recovered and 153 open cases in Idaho County, and 16 deceased. The state listed 77,781 vaccine doses administered statewide, with 51,497 people having received one dose and 13,093 people having received two doses as specified.

(4 p.m. Jan. 20) Public Health-North Central District listed three new Idaho County COVID-19 coronavirus cases Wednesday, with a local total of 1,145 cases. The district lists 973 recovered and 156 open cases in Idaho County, and 16 deceased. The state listed 73,209 vaccine doses administered statewide, with 49,555 people having received one dose and 11,778 people having received two doses as specified.

The improvement has Gov. Brad Little moving to allow more attendance at high school sporting events.  From the governor's office:

Following a weeks-long decrease in statewide COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, Governor Brad Little announced today that he is instructing the State Board of Education to revise its high school athletic plan to allow more spectators at sporting events.

“All of our decisions related to the Idaho Rebounds plan have been rooted in detailed metrics related to virus activity and impacts on our health care system. Thanks to the good actions of the people of Idaho to slow the spread of the virus in our communities, we are seeing a continued decrease in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations,” Governor Little said.

All Idahoans, including participants and spectators at sporting events, are reminded that in order to keep these activities as open as possible, the continued good practices of social distancing, mask wearing, and hand sanitization are strongly encouraged. Details will be provided in the plan.

The State Board of Education will announce specific details about changes to the plan in the coming days.

(8:30 p.m. Jan. 19) Public Health-North Central District listed six new Idaho County COVID-19 coronavirus cases Monday and three new cases Tuesday, with a local total of 1,143 cases. The district lists 960 recovered and 167 open cases in Idaho County, and 16 deceased. The state listed 69,398 vaccine doses administered statewide, with 47,787 people having received one dose and 10,762 people having received two doses as specified.

(3:30 p.m. Jan. 15) Public Health-North Central District listed three new Idaho County COVID-19 coronavirus cases Thursday, with a local total of 1,134 cases. The district lists 933 recovered and 185 open cases in Idaho County, and 16 deceased. The state listed 51,233 vaccine doses administered statewide, with 31,685 people having received one dose and 9,739 people having received two doses as specified.

Meanwhile, the pace of vaccination is expected to pick up slightly, with state officials anticipating about 950 more doses per week will be available, in addition to the 20,000 per week the state has seen thus far. From Idaho Department of Health & Welfare:

DHW expects 2-5 percent increase in weekly COVID-19 vaccine doses

The Department of Health and Welfare has learned today that Idaho will not see a large increase in COVID-19 vaccine doses from the previously announced release of second doses. However, we have been notified by the federal government that Idaho will see a 2-5 percent increase in the number of doses we will receive each week, which amounts to about 950 extra doses each week. At this time, Idaho is anticipating receiving 20,950 doses each week for the foreseeable future.

Along with other states, Idaho is requesting more accurate, timely, and forward-looking estimates of doses Idaho will receive from the federal government. DHW has committed to being transparent as we quickly work to support enrolled provider organizations as they vaccinate as many people as possible during this rapidly evolving situation.

(4:30 p.m. Jan. 14) Public Health-North Central District listed 10 new Idaho County COVID-19 coronavirus cases Thursday, with a local total of 1,131 cases. The district lists 924 recovered and 191 open cases in Idaho County, and 16 deceased. The state listed 46,703 vaccine doses administered statewide, with 28,918 people having received one dose and 8,859 people having received two doses as specified.

(3:30 p.m. Jan. 11) Public Health-North Central District listed seven new Idaho County COVID-19 coronavirus cases Monday, with a local total of 1,115 cases, and two more deaths. The district lists 909 recovered and 190 open cases in Idaho County, and 16 deceased. The state listed 35,842 vaccine doses administered statewide, with 27,152 people having received one dose and 4,335 people having received two doses as specified.

(7 p.m. Jan. 8) Public Health-North Central District listed three new Idaho County COVID-19 coronavirus cases Friday, with a local total of 1,108 cases. The district lists 894 recovered and 200 open cases in Idaho County, and 14 deceased. The state listed 28,194 vaccine doses administered statewide, with 25,451 people having received one dose and 1,355 people having received two doses as specified.

(4:30 p.m. Jan. 7) Public Health-North Central District listed 10 new Idaho County COVID-19 coronavirus cases Thursday, with a local total of 1,105 cases. The district lists 884 recovered and 207 open cases in Idaho County, and 14 deceased. The state listed 25,416 vaccine doses administered statewide.

(4:30 p.m. Jan. 6) Public Health-North Central District listed 7 new Idaho County COVID-19 coronavirus cases Wednesday, with a local total of 1,097 cases. The district lists 867 recovered and 216 open cases in Idaho County, and 14 deceased. The state listed 22,822 vaccine doses administered statewide.

(3:30 p.m. Jan. 5) Public Health-North Central District listed 19 new Idaho County COVID-19 coronavirus cases Monday and 22 on Tuesday, with a local total of 1,090 cases. The district lists 842 recovered and 234 open cases in Idaho County, and 14 deceased. The state listed 20,834 vaccine doses administered statewide.

(10 a.m. Dec. 31) Public Health-North Central District listed seven new Idaho County COVID-19 coronavirus cases Monday, 24 on Tuesday and seven more on Wednesday, with a local total of 1,042 cases. The district lists 788 recovered and 240 open cases in Idaho County, and 14 deceased. The state listed has listed 15,780 vaccine doses administered statewide.

(3 p.m. Dec. 24) Public Health-North Central District listed 11 new Idaho County COVID-19 coronavirus cases Wednesday and seven more Thursday, with a local total of 1,004 cases. The district lists 732 recovered and 238 open cases in Idaho County, and 14 deceased. The state listed has listed 8,490 vaccine doses administered statewide.

(3 p.m. Dec. 22) Public Health-North Central District listed 15 new Idaho County COVID-19 coronavirus cases Monday, with a local total of 986 cases. The district lists 668 recovered and 304 open cases in Idaho County, and 14 deceased. The state listed has listed 5,665 vaccine doses administered statewide.

(3 p.m. Dec. 21) Public Health-North Central District listed 18 new Idaho County COVID-19 coronavirus cases Monday, with a local total of 972 cases. The district lists 666 recovered and 292 open cases in Idaho County, and 14 deceased. The state listed has listed 4,348 vaccine doses administered statewide.

(4 p.m. Dec. 17) Public Health-North Central District listed 12 new Idaho County COVID-19 coronavirus cases Wednesday and 10 more Thursday, with a local total of 945 cases. The district lists 582 recovered and 349 open cases in Idaho County, and 14 deceased. The state listed has listed 321 vaccine doses administered statewide.

(3:30 p.m. Dec. 15) Public Health-North Central District listed six new Idaho County COVID-19 coronavirus cases Tuesday, with a local total of 923 cases. The district lists 551 recovered and 358 open cases in Idaho County, and 14 deceased. The state listed has listed 38 vaccine doses administered statewide.

(12:30 p.m. Dec. 14) Public Health-North Central District has listed the 14th Idaho County covid death. By zip code, the Grangeville-area 83530 has seen 11 of those deaths, according to the district. The district listed seven new Idaho County COVID-19 coronavirus cases Friday and eight more Monday, with a local total of 917 cases. The district lists 546 recovered and 357 open cases in Idaho County. The state had listed 876 Idaho County cases as of Friday.

The state's Dec. 11 listing of covid deaths at long-term care facilities noted seven at Grangeville Health & Rehab Center.

The count of covid-related hospitalizations across North Central Idaho declined from a daily average of 18 to less than 13, according to the district's risk assessment data tool, which lists Idaho County as "green" (minimal risk) despite the number of hospitalizations and new cases.

(4:30 p.m. Dec. 10) Public Health-North Central District listed the 13th Idaho County death and 13 new Idaho County COVID-19 coronavirus cases Thursday, with a local total of 902 cases. The district lists 502 recovered and 387 open cases in Idaho County. The state listed 869 Idaho County cases.

(5 p.m. Dec. 9) Public Health-North Central District listed the 12th Idaho County death and 12 new Idaho County COVID-19 coronavirus cases Wednesday, with a local total of 889 cases. The district lists 490 recovered and 387 open cases in Idaho County. The state listed 857 Idaho County cases.

(6:30 p.m. Dec. 8) Public Health-North Central District listed 18 new Idaho County COVID-19 coronavirus cases Tuesday, with a local total of 877 cases. The district lists 472 recovered and 394 open cases in Idaho County, and 11 deceased. The state listed 848 Idaho County cases.

(4 p.m. Dec. 7) Public Health-North Central District listed 29 new Idaho County COVID-19 coronavirus cases Monday, with a local total of 859 cases. The district lists 472 recovered and 376 open cases in Idaho County, and 11 deceased.

(3:30 p.m. Dec. 4) Public Health-North Central District listed 10 new Idaho County COVID-19 coronavirus cases Friday, with a local total of 828 cases. The district lists 457 recovered and 360 open cases in Idaho County, and 11 deceased.

(9:30 p.m. Dec. 3) Public Health-North Central District listed nine new Idaho County COVID-19 coronavirus cases Thursday, with a local total of 818 cases. The district lists 449 recovered and 358 open cases in Idaho County, as well as 11 deceased.

(11 p.m. Dec. 2) Public Health-North Central District listed three more Idaho County covid-related deaths as well as 12 new Idaho County COVID-19 coronavirus cases Wednesday, with a local total of 809 cases. The district lists 438 recovered and 360 open cases in Idaho County, and a total of 11 deceased. Eight of the dead are listed in the Grangeville-area 83530 zip code.

(3 p.m. Dec. 1) Public Health-North Central District listed two more Idaho County covid-related deaths as well as 19 new Idaho County COVID-19 coronavirus cases Tuesday, with a local total of 797 cases. The district lists 428 recovered and 361 open cases in Idaho County, and a total of eight deceased. Five of the dead are listed in the Grangeville-area 83530 zip code.

(4 p.m. Nov. 30) Public Health-North Central District listed 38 new Idaho County COVID-19 coronavirus cases since last check, including 21 new cases Monday, and a local total of 776. The state lists 752 Idaho County cases. The district lists 426 recovered and 346 open cases in Idaho County, and six deceased.

(3:30 p.m. Nov. 24) Public Health-North Central District listed 24 new Idaho County COVID-19 coronavirus cases Tuesday, and a local total of 738. The district lists 393 recovered and 339 open cases in Idaho County, and six deceased.

(6 p.m. Nov. 23) Public Health-North Central District listed 55 new Idaho County COVID-19 coronavirus cases Monday, and a local total of 714. The state lists 686. The district lists 387 recovered and 321 open cases in Idaho County, and six deceased.

(4 p.m. Nov. 20) Public Health-North Central District listed 25 new Idaho County COVID-19 coronavirus cases Friday, and a local total of 659. The state lists 659. The district lists 355 recovered and 288 open cases in Idaho County, and five deceased.

(5 p.m. Nov. 19) Public Health-North Central District listed 50 new Idaho County COVID-19 coronavirus cases Thursday, and a local total of 634. The state lists 633. The district lists 355 recovered and 274 open cases in Idaho County, and five deceased.

(4:30 p.m. Nov. 18) Public Health-North Central District listed 18 new Idaho County COVID-19 coronavirus cases Wednesday, and a local total of 584. The state lists 581. The district lists 342 recovered and 237 open cases in Idaho County, and five deceased.

(6 p.m. Nov. 17) Public Health-North Central District listed 21 new Idaho County COVID-19 coronavirus cases Tuesday, and a local total of 564. The state lists 564. The district lists 335 recovered and 225 open cases in Idaho County, and four deceased.

(4:30 p.m. Nov. 16) Public Health-North Central District listed 15 new Idaho County COVID-19 coronavirus cases last Friday, 20 new cases Monday, and a local total of 543. The state lists 535. The district lists 328 recovered and 211 open cases in Idaho County, and four deceased.

(1 p.m. Nov. 13) Gov. Brad Little instated a modified Stage 2 and called for the National Guard to help with the pandemic response. His health order goes into effect at midnight and limits gatherings, public and private, to no more than 10 people — including attendance at sporting events. 

(6 p.m. Nov. 12) Public Health-North Central District listed 19 new Idaho County COVID-19 coronavirus cases Thursday, and a local total of 508. The state lists 503. The district lists 299 recovered and 205 open cases in Idaho County, and four deceased.

(7 p.m. Nov. 11) Public Health-North Central District did not update its listing Wednesday, as offices were closed for Veterans Day.

(7 p.m. Nov. 10) Public Health-North Central District listed nine new Idaho County COVID-19 coronavirus cases Tuesday, and a local total of 489. The state lists 482. The district lists 289 recovered and 198 open cases in Idaho County, and two deceased.

(4 p.m. Nov. 9) Public Health-North Central District listed 24 new Idaho County COVID-19 coronavirus cases Monday, and a local total of 480. The state lists 473. The district lists 284 recovered and 195 open cases in Idaho County.

(3:30 p.m. Nov. 6) Public Health-North Central District listed 12 new Idaho County COVID-19 coronavirus cases Friday, and a local total of 456. The district lists 266 recovered and 189 open cases in Idaho County.

(3:30 p.m. Nov. 5) Public Health-North Central District listed three new Idaho County COVID-19 coronavirus cases Thursday, and a local total of 444. The district lists 261 recovered and 182 open cases in Idaho County.

(4 p.m. Nov. 4) Public Health-North Central District listed seven new Idaho County COVID-19 coronavirus cases Wednesday, bringing the total to 438. The state lists 435 Idaho County cases. The district lists 256 recovered and 181 open cases in Idaho County.

(4 p.m. Nov. 3) Public Health-North Central District listed 26 new Idaho County COVID-19 coronavirus cases Tuesday, having listed 22 on Monday, bringing the total to 431. The state lists 428 Idaho County cases. The district lists 248 recovered and 182 open cases in Idaho County.

(5:30 p.m. Oct. 30) Public Health-North Central District listed five new Idaho County COVID-19 coronavirus cases Thursday, bringing the total to 383. The state lists 380 Idaho County cases. The district lists 233 recovered and 149 open cases in Idaho County.

(5:30 p.m. Oct. 29) Public Health-North Central District listed four new Idaho County COVID-19 coronavirus cases Thursday, bringing the total to 378. The state lists 376 Idaho County cases. The district lists 226 recovered and 151 open cases in Idaho County. 

(4 p.m. Oct. 28) Public Health-North Central District listed one new Idaho County COVID-19 coronavirus case Wednesday, bringing the total to 374. The state lists 373 Idaho County cases. The district lists 223 recovered and 150 open cases in Idaho County. 

(5 p.m. Oct. 27) Public Health-North Central District listed 10 new Idaho County COVID-19 coronavirus cases Tuesday, bringing the total to 371. The state lists 370 Idaho County cases. The district lists 216 recovered and 154 open cases in Idaho County. The district lists one Idaho County covid death, and, with the first documented in Latah County, 29 covid death in the five-county area.

(4 p.m. Oct. 26) Public Health-North Central District listed 23 new Idaho County COVID-19 coronavirus cases Monday, bringing the total to 361. The state lists 359 Idaho County cases. The district lists 213 recovered and 147 open cases in Idaho County.

(2 p.m. Oct. 26) Gov. Brad Little announced Idaho has taken a step backward with regard to its stages of reopening, specifically, that after months in Stage 4, the state is back in Stage 3, with some modifications:

• Indoor gatherings are limited to 50 people or less.

• Outdoor gatherings are limited to 25-percent capacity.

• Physical distancing requirements are in place for gatherings of all types.

• Long-term care facilities will not be allowed to operate without requiring masks on their premises.

• There will be seating only at bars, restaurants, and nightclubs. Nightclubs can only operate as bars.

Further details are anticipated to come at rebound.idaho.gov this afternoon.

(5 p.m. Oct. 23) Public Health-North Central District listed 15 new Idaho County COVID-19 coronavirus cases Friday, bringing the total to 339. The state lists 337 Idaho County cases.

The district lists 204 recovered and 134 open cases in Idaho County.

(11:00 p.m. Oct. 22) Public Health-North Central District listed nine new Idaho County COVID-19 coronavirus cases Thursday, bringing the total to 324. The state lists 323 Idaho County cases.

The district lists 200 recovered and 123 open cases in Idaho County.

(9 p.m. Oct. 21) Public Health-North Central District listed 12 new Idaho County COVID-19 coronavirus cases Wednesday, bringing the total to 315. The state lists 311 Idaho County cases. Also listed today were two deaths: the third in Lewis County, which dates back to September according to the district's data tool, and the first in Idaho County, which was of a woman in her 90s dated back to Oct. 5.

The district lists 194 recovered and 120 open cases in Idaho County.

(3 p.m. Oct. 20) Public Health-North Central District listed four Idaho County COVID-19 coronavirus cases Monday and 11 on Tuesday, along with a total of 303 listed cases. The state lists 303 Idaho County cases.

Of these, the district listed 100 as recovered and 203 as open cases, with no deaths.

Across the district, the listed total is more than 2,000 cases, with 988 open, 925 recovered and 26 deaths. Last Friday, the district listed more than six average new daily cases for the week ending Oct. 17. Testing times and hospitalizations remained below threshold, so the health district maintained Idaho County's "minimal risk" standing. The risk assessment is reevaluated every Friday; all the other counties in the district - Clearwater, Latah, Lewis and Nez Perce - stood green (minimal risk) as of Oct. 16.

(5:00 p.m. Oct. 16) Public Health-North Central District listed 18 new Idaho County COVID-19 coronavirus cases Friday, bringing the total to 290. The state lists 287 Idaho County cases.

(6:30 p.m. Oct. 15) Public Health-North Central District listed six new Idaho County COVID-19 coronavirus cases Wednesday and five new Idaho County Thursday, bringing the total to 272. The state lists 271 Idaho County cases.

(12:30 p.m. Oct. 14) Public Health-North Central District has listed 17 new Idaho County COVID-19 coronavirus cases since last check, bringing the total to 261. The state lists 260 Idaho County cases.

(3 p.m. Oct. 9) Public Health-North Central District listed four new Idaho County COVID-19 coronavirus cases each day Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, bringing the total to 244.

(4 p.m. Oct. 6) Public Health-North Central District listed five new Idaho County COVID-19 coronavirus cases Tuesday, bringing the total to 232. The state lists 233 Idaho County cases.

(4 p.m. Oct. 5) Public Health-North Central District listed eight new Idaho County COVID-19 coronavirus cases Monday, bringing the total to 227. The state lists 228 Idaho County cases.

(1:45 p.m. Oct. 2) Public Health-North Central District listed seven new Idaho County COVID-19 coronavirus cases Friday, bringing the total to 219. The state lists 220 Idaho County cases.

(8:30 p.m. Oct. 1) The district listed the 25th covid-related death in North Central Idaho, which was the first in Lewis County and the first in the district outside Nez Perce County. The Free Press received this statement from an assisted living facility in Winchester. The state lists 213 Idaho County cases.

(2 p.m. Oct. 1) Public Health-North Central District listed 10 Idaho County COVID-19 coronavirus cases since last check, bringing the total to 212. By day, the new case count was two on Tuesday, five on Wednesday and three on Thursday.

(10 p.m. Sept. 28) Public Health-North Central District listed five new Idaho County COVID-19 coronavirus cases Monday, bringing the total to 202. The state lists 203 Idaho County cases.

(4 p.m. Sept. 25) Public Health-North Central District listed nine new Idaho County COVID-19 coronavirus cases Friday, having listed three Thursday, bringing the total to 197. The state lists 198 Idaho County cases.

(4:30 p.m. Sept. 23) Public Health-North Central District listed two new Idaho County COVID-19 coronavirus cases Wednesday, bringing the total to 185. The state lists 186 Idaho County cases.

(9 a.m. Sept. 23) Public Health-North Central District listed five new Idaho County COVID-19 coronavirus cases Tuesday, bringing the total to 183. The state lists 184 Idaho County cases.

(5 p.m. Sept. 21) Public Health-North Central District listed 91 new Idaho County COVID-19 coronavirus cases Monday, bringing the total to 178. The state lists 179 Idaho County cases, including 176 confirmed and three probable cases.

(3 p.m. Sept. 18) Public Health-North Central District listed three new Idaho County COVID-19 coronavirus cases Friday, bringing the total to 87. The state lists 88 Idaho County cases.

(5 p.m. Sept. 17) Public Health-North Central District listed eight new Idaho County COVID-19 coronavirus cases Thursday, bringing the total to 84. The state lists 85 Idaho County cases.

(5 p.m. Sept. 16) Public Health-North Central District listed two new Idaho County COVID-19 coronavirus cases Wednesday, bringing the total to 76. The state lists 77 Idaho County cases.

(4 p.m. Sept. 15) Public Health-North Central District listed seven new Idaho County COVID-19 coronavirus cases last Friday, bringing the total to 74. The state lists 75 Idaho County cases.

(9:30 p.m. Sept. 14) Public Health-North Central District listed 14 new Idaho County COVID-19 coronavirus cases Monday, bringing the total to 67. The state lists 68 Idaho County cases.

(11 a.m. Sept. 14) Public Health-North Central District listed three new Idaho County COVID-19 coronavirus cases last Friday, bringing the total to 53. The state lists 54 Idaho County cases.

(7 p.m. Sept. 10) Public Health-North Central District listed one new Idaho County COVID-19 coronavirus case today, bringing the total to 50. The state lists 51 Idaho County cases.

(4 p.m. Sept. 8) Public Health-North Central District listed six new Idaho County COVID-19 coronavirus cases today and one last Wednesday, Sept. 2, bringing the total to 49. The state lists 50 Idaho County cases.

(5 p.m. Sept. 1) Public Health-North Central District listed two new Idaho County COVID-19 coronavirus cases yesterday and one more today, bringing the total to 42. The state lists 43 Idaho County cases.

(9 a.m. Aug. 26) Public Health-North Central District has listed a total of 39 Idaho County COVID-19 coronavirus cases, of which the district lists 27 as recovered. The state lists 40 Idaho County cases.

(3:30 p.m. Aug. 24) Public Health-North Central District has listed a total of 38 Idaho County COVID-19 coronavirus cases, of which the district lists 27 as recovered. The state lists 39 Idaho County cases.

(5 p.m. Aug. 19) Public Health-North Central District listed two new Idaho County COVID-19 coronavirus cases, bringing the total to 37. The state lists 38 Idaho County cases.

(6:30 a.m. Aug. 19) As of this morning, Public Health-North Central District has listed 35 Idaho County cases. The state lists 36 Idaho County cases. The district has so far listed 19 of the local cases as recovered.

(5:30 a.m. Aug. 18) Public Health-North Central District listed two new Idaho County COVID-19 coronavirus cases yesterday, bringing the total to 34. The state lists 35 Idaho County cases.

(11 a.m. Aug. 14) Public Health-North Central District listed one new Idaho County COVID-19 coronavirus case yesterday, bringing the total to 32. The state lists 33 Idaho County cases.

(2 p.m. Aug. 10) Public Health-North Central District listed 23 new cases across the district, including one Idaho County COVID-19 coronavirus case, bringing the Idaho County total to 31. The 23 new cases listed today make today the district's largest single-day total, having previously seen double-digit days in April, May, July and earlier this month. Today's count includes nine cases for which last Friday, Aug. 7, marked the onset of symptoms.

Nimiipuu Health had previously announced 13 positive test results last Friday, Aug. 7.

(9:30 a.m. Aug. 10) Public Health-North Central District listed one new Idaho County COVID-19 coronavirus case last week, bringing the total to 30. The state lists 31 Idaho County cases.

(3 p.m. Aug. 6) Public Health-North Central District listed no new Idaho County COVID-19 coronavirus cases again today, marking three straight days without a new local case and leaving the total at 29. The state had previously listed a 30th Idaho County case.

(2 p.m. Aug. 6) Idaho remains in Stage 4 of its reopening plan, despite having shown progress on many of the criteria laid out at rebound.idaho.gov. Details of how Idaho has measured up against those criteria are documented at https://rebound.idaho.gov/stages-of-reopening.

Gov. Brad Little provided an update for July 22-Aug. 5 during a press conference today, noting half of the 44 counties statewide are currently seeing a "case rate" of less than 11 per 100,000 population.

"Even though we will remain in Stage 4 for another two weeks, our statewide metrics are looking better," he said.

He began the press conference by assessing the prospect for schools to reopen.

"The expectation is that schools will not be closed for extended periods of time during the 2020-2021 academic year," he said, highlighting funding that the state is providing to that end. "The unprecedented amount of money we are pumping into our schools for safety should provide teachers and parents with the confidence to return to the classroom for in-person instruction."

(4 p.m. Aug. 3) Public Health-North Central District listed one new Idaho County COVID-19 coronavirus case today, bringing the total to 29. The state had previously listed the 29th Idaho County case and listed the 30th today.

(1:30 p.m. Aug. 3) Riggins City Hall & Library have reopened to the public, having been closed for the two weeks since July 20.

(1:30 p.m. July 31) One of the local dentist providers is shutting down through Aug. 17 due to a COVID-19 coronavirus situation the business described on Facebook as stemming to a birthday party July 25:

"We are in the process of contacting all patients that have been in contact with Dr. Harrington since his exposure," Mountain View Dentistry announced.

Public Health-North Central District listed two new Idaho County COVID-19 coronavirus cases today, bringing the total to 28.

(4:30 p.m. July 30) Public Health-North Central District listed no new Idaho County COVID-19 coronavirus case today, leaving the total at 26. The state listed a 27th Idaho County case earlier this week.

(6:30 p.m. July 29) Public Health-North Central District listed two new Idaho County COVID-19 coronavirus cases today, bringing the total to 26.

(4 p.m. July 27) Public Health-North Central District listed its 24th Idaho County COVID-19 coronavirus case today, bringing the total to 23 confirmed cases plus one probable case. The state had listed the 24th Idaho County case during the weekend and listed the 25th today.

(3 p.m. July 26) The local public health district is seeking public comment on the data tool that will govern the local COVID-19 coronavirus response this fall. From the district's Facebook page.

(5:30 p.m. July 23) Public Health-North Central District listed zero new Idaho County COVID-19 coronavirus case today, leaving the total at 23.

(5 p.m. July 22) Public Health-North Central District listed five new Idaho County COVID-19 coronavirus case today, bringing the total to 23.

(2:30 p.m. July 21) Public Health-North Central District listed one new Idaho County COVID-19 coronavirus case today, bringing the total to 18.

(9 a.m. July 21) Idaho Department of Health & Welfare published director Dave Jeppesen's "call to action" for individuals to increase their wearing of masks.

Yesterday, Public Health-North Central District listed one new Idaho County COVID-19 coronavirus case, bringing the total to 17. This one was listed as probable, meaning there is evidence but not yet a lab test result to confirm it.

Yesterday in Riggins, the city announced city hall and the library are closed to the public, and multiple businesses there announced precautions.

(3 p.m. July 17) Public Health-North Central District listed two new Idaho County COVID-19 coronavirus cases today, bringing the total to 16.

During the 117 days since the onset of the earliest local case, the state has now documented a wide age range among those affected: five in their 20s, two in their 30s, two in their 40s, three in their 50s, one in their 60s and three in their 70s.

Of the 16 local cases, 13 are listed as "active status" with the earliest of the active cases having been reported June 29. The other three are listed as recovered, with none listed deceased.

(4:30 p.m. July 16) Public Health-North Central District had listed no new Idaho County cases since last update, and listed one new one today, bringing the total to 14.

(4 p.m. July 10) Public Health-North Central District listed no new Idaho County cases yesterday, and listed two new ones today, bringing the total to 13.

(6:30 p.m. July 8) Public Health-North Central District listed no new Idaho County cases yesterday, and listed two new ones today, bringing the total to 11.

(3:30 p.m. July 6) Public Health-North Central District has now listed 143 cases, including nine confirmed cases in Idaho County.

(10 a.m. July 3) With the district having warned of "widespread community transmission" earlier in the week, the Nez Perce Tribe announced testing in Kamiah due to "probable exposure" at the It’se Ye-Ye Casino on June 30.

From Idaho North Central District public health:

"If you are choosing to attend gatherings in places where people are in close contact with each other (within 6 feet), engaging in activities that involves a lot of breathing, like singing, yelling or talking, and spending more than 15 minutes together, everyone needs to know that they are susceptible to contracting COVID-19 and especially if they are not taking seriously the recommendations of public health professionals. It is important to remember that although COVID-19 has a high recovery rate in healthy individuals, people over 65 years and individuals with underlying health conditions are at risk for more severe illness and complications from COVID-19, including death."

(8:30 a.m. June 30) Syringa Hospital & Clinics told the Free Press the fourth Idaho County coronavirus case did not involve their facilities, nor a Syringa patient.

(6 p.m. June 29) The fourth Idaho County case of the COVID-19 coronavirus was confirmed today, June 29, nearly three months after the third. Public health officials don’t release details that could identify the affected individuals, but the five-county district as a whole has seen 114 confirmed and probable cases during the months since March 13, when an Ada County woman was listed as the first case statewide.

It had been 87 days since April 3, when the third Idaho County case was listed.

Elsewhere across the district, the counts by county are as follows: Nez Perce 94 cases with 82 confirmed and 12 probable; Latah with 15 including one probable; Clearwater with one, which was confirmed last week as that county’s first; and Lewis with zero cases.

Statewide, health officials have listed 5,752 cases including confirmed and probable cases, with 209 dated June 29. The coronavirus.idaho.gov website has listed 91 deaths statewide.

Most of the cases – 2,040 – have been listed in Ada County, with Canyon (743), Twin Falls (566) and Blaine (532) all listing more than 500.

During the 18 days since last check on June 11, the state coronavirus.idaho.gov website listed 2,450 new cases, bringing the statewide total to 5,752 cases.

See idahocountyfreepress.com/news/covid-19 for more.


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rweaver2006

You need to update this site. Idaho County is now at 24 cases per John Hopkins.

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