How Idaho counts confirmed COVID-19 cases

BOISE, Idaho — Editor’s note: In the above video, Idaho State Epidemiologist Dr. Christine Hahn answers viewer questions about the coronavirus, COVID-19, pandemic.


We have received many questions from viewers regarding the accuracy of the confirmed coronavirus cases reported on the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare website.

Local public health districts may be confirming cases of coronavirus that have not been submitted to the state as a precautionary measure for the people in that area, according to Niki Forbing-Orr, the public information officer for IDHW.