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Idaho COVID-19 hospitalizations hit a new high, 4 deaths added



Idaho is still suffering the effects of a wave of coronavirus cases during the month of July.

There have been a record of 242 patients hospitalized with COVID-19 in Idaho as of Monday, according to information provided by the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare. The previous high was 239 hospitalizations on July 29. Of these patients, 42 were in intensive care.

Idaho began July with 93 coronavirus-related deaths, but the number has since grown to 218. Four new deaths were announced Wednesday including Ada (2 new, 72 total), Canyon (1

new, 43 totals) and Gem (first death) counties. The mortality rate of the case is approximately 0.96%.

Southwest District Health provided demographic information for the first death in Gem County (80-year-old woman with underlying health complications) and first death in Owyhee County (80-year-old man who had been hospitalized), announced on July 31.

“Our thoughts and sympathies go out to those affected by these recent COVID-19 deaths,” said Nikki Zogg, SWDH District Director, in a news release.

The state’s seven health districts reported a total of 430 confirmed cases of the coronavirus on Wednesday, raising the statewide total to 21,354. Health and Wellness also reported 72 new “probable cases”, bringing the total to 1,439. Additionally, 8,207 people are now considered “cured” of the virus.

It was the second consecutive day of new cases above 400, after three consecutive days of counts below that.

The following 31 counties added cases on Wednesday: Ada (116 new, 7,896 total), Bannock (15 new, 362 total), Bear Lake (6 new, 19 total), Benewah (1 new, 49 total), Bingham (9 new, 249 total), Blaine (4 new, 560 total), Bonner (11 new, 165 total), Bonneville (33 new, 698 total), Boundary (2 new, 37 total), Canyon (68 new, 4,972 total), Cassia (12 new, 458 total), Clearwater (1 new, 15 total), Custer (2 new, 9 total), Fremont (2 new, 61 total), Gem (3 new, 148 total), Gooding (7 new, 136 total), Jefferson (5 new, 137 total), Jerome (13 new, 402 total), Kootenai (47 new, 1,674 total), Latah (5 new, 88 total), Lemhi (1 new, 12 total), Lincoln (3 new, 50 total), Madison (1 new, 115 total), Minidoka (11 new, 431 total), Owyhee (2 new, 223 total), Payette (3 new, 322 total), Shoshone ( 3 new, 76 total), Teton (4 new, 61 total), Twin Falls (36 new, 1,164 total), Valley (2 new, 50 total) and Wa shington (2 new, 183 total).

Daily details

admissions: Health and Welfare reports that there have been 931 hospitalizations due to the coronavirus, 262 ICU hospitalizations and 1,352 health care workers who have been infected. Hospital and health care numbers are based on cases with completed contact inquiries, not the full number of positives.

Total tests: At the end of the day Wednesday, Health and Welfare reported 193,154 tests were completed statewide. About 11.1% of these tested positive for COVID-19.

Counties with confirmed COVID-19 cases: Ada 7.896, Adams 17, Bannock 362, Bear Lake 19, Benewah 49, Bingham 249, Blaine 560, Boise 32, Bonner 165, Bonneville 698, Boundary 37, Camas 1, Canyon 4.972, Caribou 28, Cassia 458, Clark 5, Clearwater 15, Custer 9, Elmore 194, Franklin 42, Fremont 61, Gem 148, Gooding 136, Idaho 29, Jefferson 137, Jerome 402, Kootenai 1,674, Latah 88, Lemhi 12, Lincoln 50, Madison 115, Minidoka 431, Nez Perce 121 , Oneida 10, Owyhee 223, Payette 322, Power 53, Shoshone 76, Teton 61, Twin Falls 1,164, Valley 50 and Washington 183.

Counties with community spread: Ada, Bannock, Bear Lake, Benewah, Bingham, Blaine, Boise, Bonner, Bonneville, Boundary, Canyon, Caribou, Cassia, Clark, Clearwater, Custer, Elmore, Fremont, Gem, Gooding, Idaho, Jefferson, Jerome, Kootenai, Latah , Lemhi, Lewis, Lincoln, Madison, Minidoka, Nez Perce, Oneida, Owyhee, Payette, Power, Shoshone, Teton, Twin Falls, Valley and Washington.

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