Governor to Announce Idaho’s First Confirmed COVID-19 Case
Admit it, the "March Illness" bracket that's making it's way around social media has given you a few laughs today. If you had the Gem State going all the way, we're about to get knocked out of the running.
Update 5:25 p.m.: We now know the patient is a woman in her 50s living in Ada County. She became ill after returning from a conference in New York City in late February/Early March. At this time, she's self isolated in her home with mild symptoms. Central District Health emphasized that she contracted the virus while traveling, not locally. They are still calling the risk to the general public low.
Original Story: According to the latest tweet from the Twitter account the State of Idaho has set-up to quickly distribute information about COVID-19 in Idaho, Governor Brad Little and the Department of Health and Welfare will announce Idaho's first confirmed case of COVID-19 in Idaho in the the governor's ceremonial office at 5 p.m.
A press release with additional information will be sent after the announcement. At this time we don't know which part of the state the case was confirmed in, the age of the patient or any other information.
Earlier today, the state run website keeping Idahoans informed about this strain of coronavirus removed the box saying that the risk of individuals contracting the virus was low. The numbers of patients monitored and tested in Idaho was last updated at 8 a.m.