BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho has reported five consecutive days of more than 1,000 new COVID-19 cases per day. That includes a record 1,403 new cases on Saturday as the pandemic’s surge sweeps the state.
The Idaho Statesman reports that Idaho’s seven-day moving average also reached an all-time high of just over 1,102 cases per day. That’s an increase of more than 33% since Nov. 1, when it was 824 per day.
The numbers come after a state panel of medical experts asked Republican Gov. Brad Little for a statewide mask mandate last week. Health officials worry that hospitals are running out of space for COVID-19 patients.