Another record virus total reported

The Public Health-Idaho North Central district recorded a record 312 new cases Monday, which includes infections from the weekend, for a total of 4,177 COVID-19 cases. That included 299 newly confirmed cases and 13 probable cases. It is an increase from the previous Monday’s total of 251 new cases, which also was a record.

Monday’s count includes 143 newly confirmed and 11 probable cases in Nez Perce County; 67 confirmed and two probable in Latah County; 20 confirmed in Idaho County; 62 confirmed cases in Clearwater County; and seven confirmed cases in Lewis County. Asotin County had 16 reported cases Saturday and 26 on Sunday, and recorded one new death because of the virus, bringing the county’s total number of deaths to 12. Whitman County received 57 new positive COVID-19 test results over the weekend, bringing the county total to 2,067. Three cases are currently hospitalized. All other active cases are stable and self-isolating.

The Lewiston School District reported 10 new cases Monday, six among students and four among staff members. The district has a total of 141 cases this fall, 44 of which are considered active. (Lewiston Tribune)

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