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:
- September 21, 2020What About The Council Districts?
Idaho’s legislature passed a law mandating that cities of more than 100,000 population have to elect city councilors from districts within the city. In Boise an inordinate number of councilors l …
- September 19, 2020RBG Boise Connection, Memorial
Tucked away next to the sign for a flyfishing shop on Vista Ave. in Boise is a small plaque and memorial to Sally Reed who once lived on the spot. In 1971 Boise attorney Allen Derr joined efforts with …
- September 3, 2020GBAD To Hold Onto Cash, Ahlquist Asks City To Make “The Sky The Limit”
The Greater Boise Auditorium District held a special board meeting Tuesday in which they decided to hang onto their cash reserves until the COVID-19 and slow hotel and convention business did a …
- August 27, 2020Scientist Warns About Waste Water In Canal
GUEST OPINION BY Richard Llewellyn, PhD Biochemistry Boise City plans to dump water they claim is “treated” into the Farmers Union Canal and the practice could be costly for water users an …
- August 24, 2020Ada Officials Scammed By Developer
A GUARDIAN reader expressed concerns with the Tommy Ahlquist-Greenstone attempt to corner the market on Expo Idaho (Fairgrounds) to the Ada County Development Services. The reader got this well reason …
- August 22, 2020GBAD Has Illegal Meet With Developer
Whether inadvertent or intentional, the Greater Boise Auditorium District met last week in executive session (citizens excluded) to hear a pitch from Tommy Ahlquist and Greenstone Properties for yet a …
- August 5, 2020Editor Recalls First Encounter With Chloroquine And A President
By David R. Frazier, editor Excerpt from his book, “DRAFTED! Vietnam at war and at peace” President Donald Trump’s advocacy for the drug Chloroquine brought back memories from 52 yea …
- July 28, 2020Idaho National Guard To Host Inmates
The term “summer camp” means different things to different people. To kids it can be two weeks at the lake swimming, fishing and sitting around the campfire singing songs. To members of the Idaho Nati …
- July 25, 2020Foothills Levy Spending Update
The recent purchase of 325 acres of foothill land by Boise City from the family of Gov. Brad Little prompted one GUARDIAN reader to do a little research on the activities of the committee entrusted to …
- July 21, 2020Gov Little Family Paid 79 Cents Per Acre In Taxes On Foothills Land
The recently announced deal between Boise City and the family of Gov. Brad Little to purchase family-owned land in the foothills to be set aside for public use points out the need for property tax ref …