Coronavirus cases and fatalities in Idaho
A regularly-updated map of confirmed COVID-19 cases, borough by borough.
The number is based on confirmed diagnostic tests. It is very likely that the true number of COVID-19 cases is higher as many cases are asymptomatic.
New COVID-19 cases and fatalities per day in Idaho
This is a good indicator of “flattening the curve” — when there is a steady decreasing trend, it is an indicator that the spread of the disease is slowing down.
Cases, updates, and charts on the coronavirus crisis for each US state and territory. Just follow the links below.
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What is the most important thing for Idahoans to do at this time?
- Be aware of the rapidly changing nature of the pandemic and do your part to stay current on the latest recommendations from public health officials. Frequently check this website as well as the websites for the local public health districts for the latest Idaho-specific information and follow the recommendations of local officials to the best of your ability.
- Help stop the spread of germs by washing your hands frequently, avoiding touching your face when out in public, trying to keep a distance of at least 6 feet from people who appear to have respiratory illness, covering your cough or sneeze if you are sick, and staying home when you are sick.
- Be aware that there are other, common human coronaviruses that cause respiratory disease. These are not the same virus that causes COVID-19.
- Follow public health travel recommendations to avoid unnecessary risk; these are available on the CDC’s Coronavirus (COVID-19) Travel page.
- It is currently flu and respiratory disease season; we recommend getting a flu vaccine to stay as healthy as possible.
- If you or someone you know may have been exposed to the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19, call your medical provider to determine next steps.
Idahoans are advised to:
- Do not visit nursing homes, retirement homes, or long-term care facilities unless to provide critical assistance, but still to find ways to connect with loved ones in these facilities, such as phone, text, Facetime, and others
- Avoid discretionary travel
- Avoid social gatherings of more than 10 people
- Continue to practice good hygiene
- Work from home whenever possible – UNLESS you work in a critical infrastructure industry, such as healthcare, medicine and food supply
- Take advantage of the many drive-thru, pickup, or delivery options for food. Businesses are stepping up to make these options even more available than before, in order to serve customers and keep people working.
Watch for symptoms
Reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death for confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases.
These symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure (based on the incubation period of MERS-CoV viruses).
- Shortness of breath
Why are we seeing a rise in cases?
The number of cases of COVID-19 being reported in the United States is rising due to increased laboratory testing and reporting across the country. The growing number of cases in part reflects the rapid spread of COVID-19 as many U.S. states and territories experience community spread. More detailed and accurate data will allow us to better understand and track the size and scope of the outbreak and strengthen prevention and response efforts.
CDC recommends expanded and laser focused community mitigation activities to help slow the spread of respiratory virus infections including the novel coronavirus SARS-C0V-2, the cause of the disease COVID-19.
These approaches are used to minimize morbidity and mortality of COVID-19 as well as to minimize the social and economic impacts of COVID-19. Individuals, communities, businesses, and healthcare organizations are all part of a community mitigation strategy.
The focus is on protecting the health care system with expected rise in cases by slowing the spread within the community and focused on protecting the vulnerable members of the community.
Coronavirus in Idaho News:
- April 8, 2021Jones Offers “Power To The People”
Major kudos to former Attorney General and Supreme Court Justice Jim Jones for his efforts to fight the legislature’s attempt to deny Idaho citizens a voice. KIVI, Channel 6 has a good story on …
- April 1, 2021McLean To Join Republicans?
Declaring, “If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em,” Boise mayor Lauren McLean announced today she has notified her fellow Dems that she encourages everyone to join the Republican Party. “We have no chance i …
- March 26, 2021The Culture Of COVID
After finally getting both COVID vaccine shots (the Brits call them “jabs”) pent up desire to be on the road again put us in the car for a cross country drive to Florida to visit relatives …
- March 17, 2021Ada Commish Tries To Influence Judge
The IDAHO PRESS has revealed a blockbuster story detailing an attempt by Ada Commish Ryan Davidson to influence Judge David Manweiler to “accommodate” political activist Ammond Bundy …
- March 16, 2021Ada Commishes Nix Jail Plan
The GUARDIAN offers kudos to Ada Commishes Ryan Davidson and Rod Beck for not endorsing a plan by previous commissioners to subvert the Idaho Constitutional mandate to seek voter approval for debt to …
- March 11, 2021Tourists Come See The Rusty Iron Trees
A pair of Idaho legislators have spawned a letter campaign by Boise City’s arts department to seek support for a move to kill House Bill 311. Introduced by Rep. Aaron von Ehlinger and Sen. Regin …
- February 26, 2021Reader’s Open Letter To Legislators
The following is a self-proclaimed rant by Dave Kangas about the state of the Idaho legislature and legislators. GUEST OPINION By Dave Kangas There have been few times in my life, when I have been as …
- February 22, 2021Will Local Paper Go Paperless?
Word on the street says the Idaho Statesman is about to fold and not in a good way. A GUARDIAN reader tells us they talked to a retailer who claimed to have a letter notifying them the legacy newspape …
- February 18, 2021Former Boise Councilor Seeks City-wide Reps
GUEST OPINION By Sara Baker For years, we Boiseans have been represented on the City Council by those who live basically within spitting distance of each other, the North and East Ends. Those council …
- February 17, 2021Thoughts On The “Homeless Problem”
A growing concentration of junk vehicles, trash and homeless behind Vista Albertson’s. The GUARDIAN has thought long and hard on the “homeless problem” and we have concluded its a co …