This week’s coronavirus trendline (8.14.20 edition)

New coronavirus case numbers and hospitalization rates crept up slightly this week.

But while 36 Idahoans died from COVID-19 over the past week, the death rate still slowed somewhat.

As of Friday evening, the state and its seven health districts reported 27,312 confirmed or probable coronavirus cases, a 14 percent increase. Last week’s increase was 15 percent.

Ada and Canyon counties accounted for more than half of this week’s new cases. New case numbers also increased in several other southern Idaho counties: Bonneville, Bannock, Twin Falls and Bingham.

Here’s the data for the week. (And comparisons with last week.)

Statewide data Aug. 7 Aug. 14 Change, Aug. 8-14 Change, Aug. 1-7
Cases, confirmed and probable 24,013 27,312 3,299 3,167
Deaths 229 265 36 40
Hospitalizations 968 1,091 123 118
ICU admissions 276 309 33 27
Estimated, patients recovered 8,738 10,369 1,631 1,740
Tests completed 201,547 219,224 17,677 20,932
Health care workers infected 1,423 1,619 196 195
Positive test rate (approximate: some patients undergo multiple tests) 11.9 percent 12.4 percent +0.5 percentage points +0.4 percentage points

 

Cases in select counties Aug. 7 Aug. 14 New cases, Aug. 8-14 New cases, Aug. 1-7
Ada 8,720 9,753 1,033 886
Canyon 5,620 6,257 637 914
Kootenai 1,764 1,972 208 226
Twin Falls 1,313 1,508 195 114
Bonneville 958 1,320 362 273
Blaine 575 584 9 7
Cassia 513 544 31 52
Bannock 424 520 96 69
Jerome 461 517 56 47
Minidoka 469 505 36 50
Payette 377 441 64 54
Bingham 278 359 81 58
Owyhee 258 276 18 31
Jefferson 185 239 54 54
Elmore 207 230 23 10
Washington 201 229 28 18
Bonner 178 192 14 33
Gem 174 188 14 24
Madison 156 182 26 25
Gooding 157 179 22 26
Nez Perce 145 174 29 17
Latah 101 134 33 20

 

 

 

 

Kevin Richert

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