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Counties with the lowest hospital bed capacity in Idaho


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Counties with the lowest hospital bed capacity in Idaho

The deployment of vaccines beginning in December signaled a turning point in the pandemic. By Feb. 2,more Americans had been vaccinated for COVID-19 than had been infected. But as vaccination rates lagged over the summer, new surges of COVID-19 came. More than 80% of these cases by late July were caused by the Delta variant, which is more contagious than the original virus. This has resulted in growing rates of community transmission and—especially in areas with lower vaccination rates—increasing rates of hospitalization and death.

The United States reached 731,808 COVID-19-related deaths and 49.2 million COVID-19 cases as of Oct. 21, according to Johns Hopkins University.

Currently, 57.2% of the U.S. population is fully vaccinated. Epidemiologists say the lower the vaccination rate, the more the virus has the opportunity to continue to evolve and become more dangerous.

Stacker compiled a list of the counties with the lowest in-patient bed capacity in Idaho using data from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Counties are ranked by the percent of in-patient hospital beds filled as of Oct. 20, with ICU availability serving as a tiebreaker. Hospitalization data was available for about 77% of counties in the U.S. Keep reading to see what hospital capacity looks like in your county.



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#33. Butte County, ID

– Inpatient beds occupied: 1.0% (0.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 98.4% more availability than Idaho overall
– ICU beds occupied: data not available
— 89% full in Idaho overall
– Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 770 (20 cases)
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 38.7% (1,004 fully vaccinated)
— 10.0% lower vaccination rate than Idaho



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#32. Valley County, ID

– Inpatient beds occupied: 11.0% (3.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 82.3% more availability than Idaho overall
– ICU beds occupied: data not available
— 89% full in Idaho overall
– Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 395 (45 cases)
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 52.4% (5,967 fully vaccinated)
— 21.9% higher vaccination rate than Idaho



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#31. Lemhi County, ID

– Inpatient beds occupied: 14.0% (5.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 77.4% more availability than Idaho overall
– ICU beds occupied: data not available
— 89% full in Idaho overall
– Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 561 (45 cases)
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 40.4% (3,243 fully vaccinated)
— 6.0% lower vaccination rate than Idaho



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#30. Gem County, ID

– Inpatient beds occupied: 16.0% (0.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 74.2% more availability than Idaho overall
– ICU beds occupied: data not available
— 89% full in Idaho overall
– Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 502 (91 cases)
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 33.5% (6,075 fully vaccinated)
— 22.1% lower vaccination rate than Idaho



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#29. Gooding County, ID

– Inpatient beds occupied: 23.0% (8.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 62.9% more availability than Idaho overall
– ICU beds occupied: data not available
— 89% full in Idaho overall
– Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 395 (60 cases)
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 34.8% (5,278 fully vaccinated)
— 19.1% lower vaccination rate than Idaho



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#28. Teton County, ID

– Inpatient beds occupied: 23.0% (11.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 62.9% more availability than Idaho overall
– ICU beds occupied: data not available
— 89% full in Idaho overall
– Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 280 (34 cases)
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 53.0% (6,432 fully vaccinated)
— 23.3% higher vaccination rate than Idaho



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#27. Idaho County, ID

– Inpatient beds occupied: 27.0% (9.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 56.5% more availability than Idaho overall
– ICU beds occupied: data not available
— 89% full in Idaho overall
– Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 252 (42 cases)
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 26.2% (4,364 fully vaccinated)
— 39.1% lower vaccination rate than Idaho



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#26. Elmore County, ID

– Inpatient beds occupied: 34.0% (6.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 45.2% more availability than Idaho overall
– ICU beds occupied: data not available
— 89% full in Idaho overall
– Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 618 (170 cases)
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 37.4% (10,281 fully vaccinated)
— 13.0% lower vaccination rate than Idaho



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#25. Oneida County, ID

– Inpatient beds occupied: 35.0% (6.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 43.5% more availability than Idaho overall
– ICU beds occupied: data not available
— 89% full in Idaho overall
– Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 574 (26 cases)
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 35.1% (1,592 fully vaccinated)
— 18.4% lower vaccination rate than Idaho



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#24. Power County, ID

– Inpatient beds occupied: 36.0% (7.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 41.9% more availability than Idaho overall
– ICU beds occupied: data not available
— 89% full in Idaho overall
– Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 508 (39 cases)
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 41.4% (3,180 fully vaccinated)
— 3.7% lower vaccination rate than Idaho



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#23. Blaine County, ID

– Inpatient beds occupied: 40.0% (7.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 35.5% more availability than Idaho overall
– ICU beds occupied: data not available
— 89% full in Idaho overall
– Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 408 (94 cases)
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 67.7% (15,579 fully vaccinated)
— 57.4% higher vaccination rate than Idaho



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#22. Benewah County, ID

– Inpatient beds occupied: 41.0% (12.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 33.9% more availability than Idaho overall
– ICU beds occupied: data not available
— 89% full in Idaho overall
– Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 301 (28 cases)
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 42.7% (3,967 fully vaccinated)
— 0.7% lower vaccination rate than Idaho



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#21. Minidoka County, ID

– Inpatient beds occupied: 42.0% (13.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 32.3% more availability than Idaho overall
– ICU beds occupied: .0% (.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 100.0% more availability than Idaho overall
– Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 380 (80 cases)
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 32.4% (6,824 fully vaccinated)
— 24.7% lower vaccination rate than Idaho



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#20. Washington County, ID

– Inpatient beds occupied: 42.0% (13.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 32.3% more availability than Idaho overall
– ICU beds occupied: data not available
— 89% full in Idaho overall
– Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 549 (56 cases)
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 34.7% (3,540 fully vaccinated)
— 19.3% lower vaccination rate than Idaho



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#19. Twin Falls County, ID

– Inpatient beds occupied: 45.0% (15.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 27.4% more availability than Idaho overall
– ICU beds occupied: 76.0% (44.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 14.6% more availability than Idaho overall
– Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 511 (444 cases)
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 39.3% (34,177 fully vaccinated)
— 8.6% lower vaccination rate than Idaho



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#18. Cassia County, ID

– Inpatient beds occupied: 47.0% (4.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 24.2% more availability than Idaho overall
– ICU beds occupied: 55.0% (12.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 38.2% more availability than Idaho overall
– Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 383 (92 cases)
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 30.5% (7,336 fully vaccinated)
— 29.1% lower vaccination rate than Idaho



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#17. Madison County, ID

– Inpatient beds occupied: 52.0% (8.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 16.1% more availability than Idaho overall
– ICU beds occupied: 79.0% (68.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 11.2% more availability than Idaho overall
– Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 301 (120 cases)
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 42.4% (16,912 fully vaccinated)
— 1.4% lower vaccination rate than Idaho



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#16. Caribou County, ID

– Inpatient beds occupied: 53.0% (31.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 14.5% more availability than Idaho overall
– ICU beds occupied: .0% (.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 100.0% more availability than Idaho overall
– Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 307 (22 cases)
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 32.4% (2,317 fully vaccinated)
— 24.7% lower vaccination rate than Idaho



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#15. Clearwater County, ID

– Inpatient beds occupied: 53.0% (23.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 14.5% more availability than Idaho overall
– ICU beds occupied: data not available
— 89% full in Idaho overall
– Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 137 (12 cases)
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 37.0% (3,242 fully vaccinated)
— 14.0% lower vaccination rate than Idaho



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#14. Jerome County, ID

– Inpatient beds occupied: 61.0% (0.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 1.6% more availability than Idaho overall
– ICU beds occupied: data not available
— 89% full in Idaho overall
– Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 393 (96 cases)
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 34.7% (8,483 fully vaccinated)
— 19.3% lower vaccination rate than Idaho



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#13. Ada County, ID

– Inpatient beds occupied: 62.0% (15.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 0.0% more availability than Idaho overall
– ICU beds occupied: 90.0% (51.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 1.1% more full than Idaho overall
– Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 542 (2,612 cases)
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 51.5% (247,959 fully vaccinated)
— 19.8% higher vaccination rate than Idaho



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#12. Canyon County, ID

– Inpatient beds occupied: 64.0% (16.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 3.2% more full than Idaho overall
– ICU beds occupied: 88.0% (41.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 1.1% more availability than Idaho overall
– Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 682 (1,567 cases)
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 35.9% (82,608 fully vaccinated)
— 16.5% lower vaccination rate than Idaho



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#11. Bingham County, ID

– Inpatient beds occupied: 67.0% (19.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 8.1% more full than Idaho overall
– ICU beds occupied: 91.0% (69.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 2.2% more full than Idaho overall
– Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 479 (224 cases)
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 37.8% (17,699 fully vaccinated)
— 12.1% lower vaccination rate than Idaho



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#10. Bear Lake County, ID

– Inpatient beds occupied: 67.0% (3.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 8.1% more full than Idaho overall
– ICU beds occupied: 100.0% (.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 12.4% more full than Idaho overall
– Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 441 (27 cases)
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 38.8% (2,376 fully vaccinated)
— 9.8% lower vaccination rate than Idaho



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#9. Bonneville County, ID

– Inpatient beds occupied: 70.0% (12.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 12.9% more full than Idaho overall
– ICU beds occupied: 88.0% (41.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 1.1% more availability than Idaho overall
– Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 372 (443 cases)
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 41.4% (49,281 fully vaccinated)
— 3.7% lower vaccination rate than Idaho



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#8. Nez Perce County, ID

– Inpatient beds occupied: 73.0% (18.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 17.7% more full than Idaho overall
– ICU beds occupied: 83.0% (64.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 6.7% more availability than Idaho overall
– Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 225 (91 cases)
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 45.7% (18,479 fully vaccinated)
— 6.3% higher vaccination rate than Idaho



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#7. Boundary County, ID

– Inpatient beds occupied: 73.0% (20.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 17.7% more full than Idaho overall
– ICU beds occupied: data not available
— 89% full in Idaho overall
– Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 539 (66 cases)
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 29.2% (3,571 fully vaccinated)
— 32.1% lower vaccination rate than Idaho



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#6. Bonner County, ID

– Inpatient beds occupied: 76.0% (41.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 22.6% more full than Idaho overall
– ICU beds occupied: 82.0% (64.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 7.9% more availability than Idaho overall
– Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 671 (307 cases)
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 36.6% (16,753 fully vaccinated)
— 14.9% lower vaccination rate than Idaho



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#5. Kootenai County, ID

– Inpatient beds occupied: 77.0% (29.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 24.2% more full than Idaho overall
– ICU beds occupied: 100.0% (75.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 12.4% more full than Idaho overall
– Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 750 (1,243 cases)
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 37.8% (62,674 fully vaccinated)
— 12.1% lower vaccination rate than Idaho



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#4. Bannock County, ID

– Inpatient beds occupied: 85.0% (25.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 37.1% more full than Idaho overall
– ICU beds occupied: 97.0% (67.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 9.0% more full than Idaho overall
– Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 474 (416 cases)
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 41.4% (36,346 fully vaccinated)
— 3.7% lower vaccination rate than Idaho



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#3. Latah County, ID

– Inpatient beds occupied: 86.0% (39.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 38.7% more full than Idaho overall
– ICU beds occupied: 85.0% (80.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 4.5% more availability than Idaho overall
– Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 244 (98 cases)
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 48.7% (19,520 fully vaccinated)
— 13.3% higher vaccination rate than Idaho



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#2. Franklin County, ID

– Inpatient beds occupied: 89.0% (5.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 43.5% more full than Idaho overall
– ICU beds occupied: data not available
— 89% full in Idaho overall
– Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 180 (25 cases)
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 35.4% (4,909 fully vaccinated)
— 17.7% lower vaccination rate than Idaho



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#1. Shoshone County, ID

– Inpatient beds occupied: 97.0% (0.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 56.5% more full than Idaho overall
– ICU beds occupied: data not available
— 89% full in Idaho overall
– Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 706 (91 cases)
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 37.5% (4,833 fully vaccinated)
— 12.8% lower vaccination rate than Idaho


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