Coronavirus trendline, 5.7.21: Case numbers, vaccination numbers continue to tumble

Idaho’s new coronavirus case numbers continue to fall.

But new vaccination numbers are plummeting as well.

As of Friday afternoon, the state and its seven health districts reported 188,875 confirmed or probable coronavirus cases, a 0.6 percent weekly increase.

The 1,135 new weekly cases represent the lowest number since mid-June — just before the state entered its second wave of the pandemic.

Meanwhile, Idaho administered 46,979 vaccinations over the past week, a 21 percent decrease.

Less than a month ago, vaccination numbers exceeded 90,000 a week.

Close to 44 percent of Idahoans over age 16 have received at least one vaccine dose, Kyle Pfannenstiel of the Idaho Falls Post Register reported Thursday. However, that national figure is 57 percent, and 42 percent of American adults are fully vaccinated.

Here are this week’s numbers, and comparisons with the previous week:

Statewide data April 30 May 7 Change, April 24-30 Change, May 1-7
Cases, confirmed and probable 187,740 188,875 1,438 1,135
Deaths 2,046 2,061 15 15
Patients ever hospitalized 8,113 8,211 80 98
Patients ever admitted to ICU 1,376 1,385 8 9
Idahoans vaccinated 603,715 616,645 18,625 12,930
Idahoans fully vaccinated 486,271 521,942 41,900 35,671
Vaccine doses administered 1,057,549 1,104,528 59,555 46,979
‘Breakthrough’ cases

(vaccinated Idahoans who later test positive)

200 225 21 25
Total tests administered 1,276,141 1,294,935 20,088 18,794
Health care workers infected 10,469 10,535 67 66
Patients recovered, estimated 107,255 108,493 1,523 1,238
Total cases, ages 0-4 2,895 2,927 30 32
Total cases, ages 5-12 7,236 7,308 92 72
Total cases, ages 13-17 10,908 11,005 94 97
Total cases, ages 18-29 46,919 47,217 390 298

Weekly positive test rate, as reported by the state: 4.3 percent for week ending May 1, up from 4.2 percent the previous week.

Top 10 counties, by total cases April 30 May 7 New cases, May 1-7 New cases per day, per 100,000 population
Ada 51,614 51,933 319 9.5
Canyon 26,441 26,649 208 12.9
Kootenai 17,782 17,962 180 15.5
Bonneville 14,807 14,861 54 6.5
Twin Falls 9,440 9,490 50 8.2
         
Bannock 8,713 8,746 33 5.4
Madison 7,149 7,178 29 10.4
Bingham 4,823 4,830 7 2.1
Nez Perce 3,585 3,613 28 9.9
Bonner 3,221 3,233 12 3.7
         
         
Ten hotspot counties (most daily cases, per 100,000 population) April 30 May 7 New cases,

May 1-7

New cases per day, per 100,000 population
Idaho 1,215 1,237 22 18.9
Shoshone 1,091 1,108 17 18.9
Benewah 670 682 12 18.4
Kootenai 17,782 17,962 180 15.5
Lewis 391 395 4 14.9
         
Canyon 26,441 26,649 208 12.9
Oneida 356 360 4 12.6
Elmore 1,980 2,000 20 10.4
Madison 7,149 7,178 29 10.4
Latah 3,100 3,128 28 10.0

 

 

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