One new case of COVID-19 in the Idaho Panhandle today brings the total cases to 45, with 42 cases confirmed in Kootenai County and three in Bonner County.

Panhandle Health also reported that 14 of those who've had the illness are no longer being monitored, meaning they've been home for the recommended period of time and have not had a fever for 72 hours.

Of the North Idaho cases, 26 are men, 19 are women, 21 are over 50 years old, 19 are between 19 and 49 years old and five have been younger than 15.

Statewide in Idaho, 1,210 cases, 40 of them newly confirmed today. Of those, 93 Idahoans are hospitalized and 15 have died.

In Montana, 16 new cases today brings the total now to 319 cases. Five of the new cases are in Flathead County. Six Montanans have died and 57 have recovered; 28 remain hospitalized and 57 have recovered.

In British Columbia, 1,291 confirmed cases, up 25 from Monday. No change in the number of cases in the Interior Health Region, where 128 cases have been confirmed. Province-wide, four people died of COVID-19 Monday, bringing the death toll to 43.


Mike Weland has been a journalist since serving as battalion Hometown News specialist in the Army's 82nd Airborne Division beginning in 1979. He is publisher, editor and reporter at, which he launched in March, 2018.

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