COVID claims second Boundary County resident

While no details have been released, a second death in Boundary County has now been attributed to COVID-19 on the Panhandle Health District’s website. In the latest numbers updated today, there have now been 334 cases in the county since the pandemic began, with 132 cases active as of 5 p.m. today.

District wide, there were 246 new cases confirmed between 5 p.m. Friday and 5 p.m. today, bringing the total count to 8,731, with 5,707 cases closed, 103 by death.

Kootenai County has had 72 die of COVID-19, Shoshone County 22, Bonner County four and Benewah County three. Statewide, 866 Idahoans have died of COVID-19 as of 5 p.m. today.

There were 1,437 new cases confirmed today, bringing the total to 93,090.

Lincoln County, Montana, saw 22 new cases confirmed this weekend, bringing the total count to 693, with 249 cases active and three hospitalized as of 5 p.m. today. Nine Lincoln County residents have died, three last week.

Flathead County has had 6,072 cases, 2,303 of them active as of 10 a.m. today, with 31 cases fatal, and Sanders County has had 201 cases, with 26 active and two fatal.

Statewide, 1,280 new cases Saturday, 1,084 Sunday and 677 new cases today bring the total to 56,381. Of those, 16,317 cases were active as of 5 p.m. and 614 Montanans have died.

Nationwide, the CDC reports that today saw 147,840 new cases of novel coronavirus confirmed and another 882 Americans died. As of 8:27 p.m. Eastern today, Johns Hopkins reports that 12,414,292 Americans have been infected with COVID-19 and 257,657 have died.

And a bit of trivia; in this, the 11th month of the COVID-19 pandemic, the United States death toll exceeded the population of North Idaho.

By latest counts, the population of Boundary County is 12,016, Bonner County 46,939, Kootenai County 169,545, Shoshone County 13,284 and Benewah County 9,348.

That’s 251,131 people in the Panhandle Health District, 6,526 fewer than the number of Americans who’ve died of novel coronavirus as of today.