Coronavirus trendline, 6.11.21: Vaccination numbers show signs of an uptick

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New coronavirus cases were virtually flat this week, while vaccination numbers finally climbed after an eight-week slide.

On Friday evening, the state and its seven health districts reported 193,604 confirmed or probable coronavirus cases, a 0.4 percent increase from last week.

Other metrics showed some improvement.

Vaccinations were up for the week, by 38 percent. Despite the increase, vaccinations are well below the record 92,787 jabs administered over a seven-day period ending March 26.

Only 3.9 percent of coronavirus tests came back positive. That’s well below 5 percent — the threshold many public health experts use to determine whether an outbreak is under control. And 3.9 percent is the state’s lowest positivity rate since June 2020.

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

 

Statewide data June 4 June 11 Change, May 29-June 4 Change, June 5-11
Cases, confirmed and probable 192,835 193,604 747 769
Deaths 2,101 2,116 11 15
Patients ever hospitalized 8,634 8,685 52 51
Patients ever admitted to ICU 1,458 1,465 8 7
Idahoans vaccinated 683,100 695,645 10,936 12,545
Idahoans fully vaccinated 603,067 623,099 12,295 20,032
Vaccine doses administered 1,242,571 1,272,507 21,630 29,936
‘Breakthrough’ cases

(vaccinated Idahoans who later test positive)

340 355 45 15
Total tests administered 1,352,752 1,367,815 12,299 15,063
Health care workers infected 10,766 10,826 38 60
Patients recovered, estimated 112,053 112,965 754 912
Total cases, ages 0-4 3,008 3,028 28 20
Total cases, ages 5-12 7,543 7,590 45 47
Total cases, ages 13-17 11,342 11,388 53 46
Total cases, ages 18-29 48,088 48,232 156 144

Weekly positive test rate, as reported by the state: 3.9 percent for week ending June 5, compared to 4.4 percent the previous week.

Top 10 counties, by total cases June 4 June 11 New cases, June 5-11 New cases per day, per 100,000 population
Ada 53,011 53,196 185 5.5
Canyon 27,277 27,453 158 9.8
Kootenai 18,708 18,855 147 12.7
Bonneville 14,997 15,014 17 2.0
Twin Falls 9,704 9,731 27 4.4
   
Bannock 8,849 8,864 15 2.4
Madison 7,297 7,318 21 7.6
Bingham 4,869 4,869 0  
Nez Perce 3,692 3,715 23 8.1
Bonner 3,323 3,341 18 5.6
   
Ten hotspot counties (most daily cases, per 100,000 population) June 4 June 11 New cases,

June 5-11

New cases per day, per 100,000 population
Lewis 418 433 15 55.8
Idaho 1,297 1,335 38 32.6
Kootenai 18,708 18,855 147 12.7
Shoshone 1,162 1,173 11 12.2
Elmore 2,080 2,103 23 11.9
Canyon 27,277 27,435 158 9.8
Benewah 701 707 6 9.2
Clearwater 1,077 1,082 5 8.2
Nez Perce 3,692 3,715 23 8.1
Madison 7,297 7,318 21 7.6
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