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COVID-19 UPDATES: Idaho’s COVID-19 numbers drop, vaccination rate remains low, 11 new deaths

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI) - State health officials say the number of newly confirmed coronavirus cases in Idaho continues to drop and the vast majority of the infections are occurring in unvaccinated people.

Idaho officials reported 138 new COVID-19 cases and 11 new deaths Wednesday.

That brings the total confirmed and probable cases reported since March to 193,295.

There are a total of 154,708 confirmed cases and 38,587 probable cases in all 44 of the 44 counties in Idaho, according to numbers released from the local health districts and the state. See the chart below.

Idaho has reported fewer than 200 new cases most days this month. In January, the state’s daily average of new cases was closer to 700 daily. But Idaho’s vaccination rates continue lagging behind national rates.

Just 49% of all Idaho adults have been vaccinated, compared to more than 63% of adults nationally.

The state said 692,200 people have received the vaccine, and 1,263,449 total doses have been administered. 616,889 people are fully vaccinated.

Idaho Public Health Administrator Elke Shaw-Tulloch says it could take until the fall for 70% of Idaho adults to be vaccinated.

Southeastern Idaho Public Health has 5 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 in southeast Idaho. This brings the total of confirmed and probable cases to 17,217. Out of the 17,217 cases, 17,170 have recovered from COVID-19. There are 230 deaths in the health district. You can view more HERE.

SIPH COVID-19 risk level monitor has four categories: minimal, moderate, high and critical. Bannock, Bear Lake, Bingham, Butte, Caribou, Franklin, Oneida and Power are in the minimal risk category.

Eastern Idaho Public Health reported 10 new cases and two new deaths Wednesday. There are 9 new cases in Madison and 1 in Fremont. There are a total of 46 active cases and 264 total deaths. You can view more HERE.

EIPH COVID-19 risk level monitor has four categories: minimal, moderate, high and critical. Bonneville, Clark, Custer, Fremont, Jefferson, Lemhi, Madison and Teton are in the minimal risk category.

EIPH covers Bonneville, Clark, Custer, Fremont, Jefferson, Lemhi, Madison and Teton counties.

The hotspots so far this week are Kootenai County, Ada County, Canyon County, Elmore County and Twin Falls County.

The state is reporting there are 112,681 estimated recovered COVID-19 cases.

The average age of Idahoans with COVID-19 is 40.1 years and ranges from 1 to 100 years of age. The data excludes 45 persons with unknown age.

The age group with the most cases is 18-29 with 48,185 cases.

The state said 6 new hospitalizations have been reported bringing the total number to 8,670, and 1 new case has been admitted to the ICU bringing the total to 1,463.

There are 11,952 asymptomatic reported cases and 10,805 cases among health care workers.

348 vaccine breakthrough cases have been reported.

11 new deaths were reported bringing the total recorded deaths to 2,116.

State officials say deaths by age group breaks down as follows:

  • 6 people died between the ages of 18 and 29
  • 11 people died between the ages of 30 and 39
  • 38 people died between the ages of 40 to 49
  • 94 people who died were between the ages of 50 to 59
  • 295 people were between the ages of 60 and 69
  • 612 people were between the ages of 70 and 79
  • 1,060 people were 80+

94.59% of deaths with known race were White. 1.0% of deaths with known race were Asian. 0.43% of deaths with known race were Black or African American, 2.04% American Indian/Alaska Native and 1.95% were "Other race/multiple races." The race category for 3 deaths is pending.

90.26% of deaths with known race were Non-Hispanic. 9.74% of deaths with known ethnicity were Hispanic. The ethnicity for 2 deaths is pending.

COVID-19 in Idaho

Public Health DistrictCountyCasesProbableDeaths
Central District HealthAda
Elmore
Valley
Boise
44,075
1,638
670
261
9,069
462
181
108
478
19
6
2
South Central Public Health DistrictBlaine
Twin Falls
Jerome
Lincoln
Cassia
Gooding
Minidoka
Camas
2,140
7,425
2,036
387
2,500
940
1,940
54
248
2,296
601
125
456
379
408
18
18
130
23
11
27
24
33
0
Eastern Idaho Public HealthBonneville
Teton
Madison
Jefferson
Custer
Fremont
Lemhi
Clark
14,910
1,215
7,225
2,994
251
1,130
532
58
4,169
534
933
827
63
150
120
11
174
4
28
32
3
14
9
0
Southeastern Idaho Public HealthBannock
Bingham
Caribou
Power
Franklin
Bear Lake
Oneida
Butte
5,217
2,857
357
472
951
292
251
168
3,566
2,021
343
197
267
105
115
38
110
76
12
9
16
2
4
1
Panhandle Health DistrictKootenai
Bonner
Boundary
Benewah
Shoshone
16,614
2,715
466
577
1,100
2,195
617
413
130
66
210
42
10
10
34
Public Health - Idaho North Central DistrictNez Perce
Idaho
Latah
Clearwater
Lewis
3,366
958
3,040
791
317
343
350
167
290
114
54
18
11
14
9
Southwest District HealthCanyon
Gem
Payette
Owyhee
Adams
Washington
22,903
1,435
2,043
947
258
889
4,457
385
558
140
84
345
305
39
37
31
4
21
TOTAL154,70838,5872,116

Below are the details released by the Idaho Division of Public Health. These numbers are updated after 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday based on surveillance system records provided by health districts. Local public health districts may be announcing cases of COVID-19 that are not reflected in the state’s numbers. These numbers are preliminary and subject to change.

You can view the state's data here.

You can view the latest Coronavirus Coverage here.

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