The national numbers are incomplete and mixed.
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New case numbers increased sharply from the previous week. Hotspots stretch from Eastern Idaho to north-central Idaho. On the other hand, deaths decreased from last week, as did hospitalizations.
The new equipment will run 60 to 90 tests in 90 minutes, yielding up to 500 results daily. Currently, tests are processed one at a time, taking roughly 90 minutes apiece.
The segment had been scheduled to air Tuesday, the Idaho Statesman reported, but is now on hold.
The increase appears tied to travel during Labor Day weekend.
The research could have two long-term applications.
Cases are growing rapidly in the eastern Idaho county. And weeks after the Madison School District opened for face-to-face learning, the case numbers are skewing younger, the Post Register reported Saturday.
After a steady dropoff over the past four weeks, new coronavirus case numbers crept back upward this week. Cases numbers increased sharply at Boise State University and across much of Eastern Idaho.
The Nampa-based private college opened for face-to-face learning on Aug. 31. So far this semester, six students have tested positive for coronavirus.