58% of Idaho’s COVID-19 deaths linked to long-term care facilities


State officials said during Tuesday’s AARP telephone conference that 58% of Idaho’s COVID-19 deaths have been linked to long-term care facilities.

The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare says the state is working with long term care facilities on creating more robust infection control programs.

Of the state’s 210 deaths related to the disease, at least 115 are related to long-term care facilities.

On Tuesday, Idaho recorded 559 new and probable cases of the disease, and 10 more deaths were recorded.