Last updated on Tues. March 17 at 1:40 p.m. E.D.T.
Idaho currently has seven confirmed cases of COVID-19, according to Idaho public health officials. The state has tested 353 people; an additional 76 people are being monitored for potential symptoms (past and present) and 39 people are no longer being monitored.
The first case of the novel coronavirus identified in the state was an Ada County resident in her 50s; the woman was a student at Idaho State University’s Meridian Campus and had just returned from a visit to New York for a work conference, where three other attendees tested positive, according to the Idaho Statesman.
The Idaho Education Association has requested that schools close for at least three weeks. According to the Idaho State Journal, 57 percent of the schools in the state of Idaho have closed as of March 16.
The Idaho State Journal has also reported that local hospitals have instituted visitation restrictions.
Cases by county as per Idahostatesman.com:
- Ada County: 3
- Blaine County: 3
- Teton County: 1
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