Positive Test Rate of COVID-19 in Idaho Has Gone Down


In the past two weeks, Idaho’s positive test rate has gone down, but remains far from the 5% rate recommended by health experts.

During the week of July 19-25, 13% of test results statewide were positive, down from 15% the week of July 5-11; The Idaho Press reports, that week had the highest positive test rate since the state began tracking the information in March.

According to Johns Hopkins University, the rate of positive tests can show if enough tests are being conducted to find cases.

State officials update coronavirus.idaho.gov daily at 5 p.m.