COVID-19

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CDC COVID-19 WEBSITE | Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades

If you have symptoms of a fever or cough, call your medical provider to find out if you should be tested for coronavirus.

Everyone should take precautions to avoid all respiratory diseases, including staying home if you’re sick, avoiding sick people, and covering your coughs and sneezes with the crook of your elbow or a tissue. Idaho COVID-19 FAQs


IDAHO MONITORING AND TRACKING OF CORONAVIRUS

Idaho's first confirmed case of novel coronavirus was reported on 3/13/20 in an Ada County resident. On 3/24/20, CDH confirmed community transmission in an Ada County resident. Public health officials and community partners are monitoring this outbreak closely and are coordinating and communicating accordingly.

The following are confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases for Central District Health's jurisdiction of Ada, Boise, Elmore, and Valley Counties. For statewide counts, visit coronavirus.idaho.gov

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County
Confirmed
Cases
Probable
Cases

Total
Cases

 
Confirmed
Deaths*
Probable
Deaths
Total
Deaths
Ada
55,152
10,650
65,802
 
532
39
571
Boise
346
189
535
 
2
2
4
Elmore
2,532
583
3,115
 
25
2
27
Valley
920
270
1,190
 
4
2
6

Updated Friday, 9/17/21 at 4:53 p.m. County data is updated Monday, Wednesday, and Friday by 5 p.m. MST unless otherwise noted. Case count data may not be posted on holidays. Cases are reported by primary residence; not where they are diagnosed. Numbers may vary from State's reported case count based on time of posted numbers and investigation results (e.g. person tests positive in an Idaho county but lives elsewhere)

CDH Data Dashboard
Updated Mondays & Thursdays by 12 pm MDT

NOTE: The Ada County (2) tab on CDH’s COVID-19 Dashboard, the city-level confirmed and probable cases by week of illness onset, has changed to display city-level confirmed and probable cases by week of report. CDH is implementing this change to provide more accurate and current information.

Statewide Variant Data
View the Laboratory Testing Tab

Case Classifications:

Confirmed Cases: A person with a positive laboratory test result for COVID-19 using a molecular amplification technique (e.g., PCR, NAAT)

Probable: Symptomatic people that have epidemiologic risk factors or evidence of infection detected through a non-molecular amplification tests and deceased people whose death certificate lists COVID-19 or SARS-CoV-2 as contributing to death without laboratory confirmation. 4/20/20 Update on Probable Cases: When a person is classified as Probable, if they never get tested they will remain counted as Probable. Those who are tested and test positive, will shift to Confirmed. If they test negative, they will no longer be considered a case.

For statewide counts, visit coronavirus.idaho.gov


COVID-19 Community Transmission Levels

Central District Health adopted the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) COVID-19 Data Tracker for Community Transmission Levels.

LAST UPDATED: Friday, September 17, 2021 [updated every Friday by 2:00 p.m.]
Community Transmission levels are posted in correlation with the Community Transmission Levels for Schools.

NOTE: CDH updates transmission levels every Friday by 2 pm, whereas the CDC updates this information daily. Levels on this page may differ from the CDC's daily updates.

View PDF of Weekly Community Transmission Levels

Weekly Transmission levels graphic

CDC’s Level of Community Transmission Indicators:

Low Transmission:

  • Total new cases per 100,000 persons in the past 7 days: 0-9.99
  • Percent positivity in the past 7 days: 0-4.99%
Moderate Transmission:
  • Total new cases per 100,000 persons in the past 7 days: 10-49.99
  • Percent positivity in the past 7 days: 5-7.99%
Substantial Transmission:
  • Total new cases per 100,000 persons in the past 7 days: 50-99.99
  • Percent positivity in the past 7 days: 8-9.99%
High Transmission:
  • Total new cases per 100,000 persons in the past 7 days: ≥ 100
  • Percent positivity in the past 7 days: ≥ 10.0%

How is this information being used? CDH is using this information to help people understand current COVID-19 community transmission levels in Ada, Boise, Elmore, and Valley Counties. Where community transmission levels are Substantial or High, the CDC and Central District Health recommend wearing a mask when in an indoor public space, regardless of vaccination status. If you are not fully vaccinated and aged two (2) or older, you should wear a mask in all indoor public places. The CDC offers guidance on How to Wear Mask.

Levels of Community Transmission information will also be shared during the 2021-2022 school year to help schools and school administrators stay informed about COVID-19 activity in their communities so they can make decisions around the health and safety of students and staff.