Coronavirus cases hit another single-day peak

For the third time in six days, Idaho has reported a single-day peak in new, confirmed coronavirus cases.

The state reported 365 new, confirmed cases Tuesday. The previous one-day peak was 263 cases, reported Friday.

The state and its health districts reported 6,164 confirmed or probable coronavirus cases Tuesday.

For the month of June, coronavirus cases have more than doubled across the state — prompting Gov. Brad Little to slow down Idaho’s reopening plan, health officials to tighten restrictions in Ada County and Boise State University administrators to close the campus.

Here’s a look at Idaho’s 30-day trends. (May 31 fell on a Sunday, and the state did not release numbers for that date.):

May 30 June 30 Change
Cases, confirmed and probable 2,848 6,164 116 percent
Hospitalizations 242 330 36 percent
ICU admissions 96 116 21 percent
Deaths 82 92 9 percent
Patients recovered 2,248 4,233 88 percent
Tests conducted 46,436 90,476 95 percent
Positive test rate (Approximate: some patients are tested more than once) 6.1 percent 6.8 percent +0.7 percentage points
Cases, Ada County 812 2,178 168 percent
Cases, Canyon County 303 856 183 percent




Kevin Richert

Kevin Richert

Senior reporter and blogger Kevin Richert specializes in education politics and education policy. He has more than 30 years of experience in Idaho journalism. He is a frequent guest on "Idaho Reports" on Idaho Public Television and "Idaho Matters" on Boise State Public Radio. Follow Kevin on Twitter: @KevinRichert. He can be reached at [email protected]

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