Idaho estimates resident death count increased beyond virus

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho state officials estimate hundreds of more residents have died than in a normal year, even without counting fatalities that are attributed to the coronavirus.

The Idaho Statesman reported the state estimates 861 more Idaho residents died between January and September this year than died on average during those months in the past three years. Officials say 447 of those deaths were attributed directly to COVID-19.

The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates Idaho has had between 345 and 931 excess deaths since Feb. 1. Anywhere from 10% to more than 50% were not attributed to COVID-19.

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  • Steve Moreland October 23, 2020 at 9:17 am Reply

    you know I usually don’t buy into conspiracy theories, and I do believe that this covid nightmare that we are mired in is serious and scary all at t he same time. However, after suffering from a recent serious car accident, I am now on home Healthcare due to the serious extent from my injuries. After talking with th my provider he mentioned I ned that although he lives in Idaho, he is employed in Utah as a caregiver. Oddly enough, after being tested here in logan positive, he was not only counted in Utah, but Idaho as well. I find it rather strange that this would have happened. Im not ready to jump on the conspiracy bandwagon, but my auestion is how m a NY more people are being double reported like was w months ago? You see the anchors each night with the same stories about overcrowded ICU’s and overworked staff which I do believe happens, but if one person is double counted, how many more are having the same situation? In the times we live in now i ponder, is this funding numbers fluffing, politics, or serious human error on the part of government? Or maybe its a combination of all three…….

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