Idaho Department of Health and Welfare - Public Health

BOISE - The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare (DHW) and two local public health districts are reporting the state’s first confirmed deaths related to COVID-19.

The three deaths are reportedly all men over the age of 60. 

  • A man over the age of 60 from Blaine County. It is not clear if he had underlying health issues
  • A man over the age of 80 from Blaine County. It is not clear if he had underlying health issues.
  • A man over the age of 70 from Canyon County with underlying health issues.

“This is very sad news, and we send our condolences to the families and friends of each of these individuals,” said Elke Shaw-Tulloch, administrator for the Division of Public Health in DHW. “This underscores the importance of Gov. Little’s order to stay home – we all have to do our part to slow the spread of COVID-19 and save lives.”