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70 new coronavirus cases, no new deaths in Spokane County

The latest daily updates on coronavirus cases, deaths and data in Spokane County and North Idaho.

Where do Spokane County, eastern Washington and North Idaho stand when it comes to coronavirus cases, deaths and COVID-19 testing? This article is updated daily with new information and analysis. 

Spokane County

The Spokane Regional Health District is reporting 70 new coronavirus cases and one new death in Spokane County on Friday, Sept. 18.

Daily case numbers have not been over 100 since Aug. 8. 

Health officials have reported a total of 6,183 cases since the pandemic began in Spokane County. Thirty people are currently hospitalized, with 390 total hospitalizations.  

According to the Spokane Regional Health District, 148 people have died of COVID-19 so far in Spokane County. 

According to the SRHD coronavirus dashboard, 80% of coronavirus patients have recovered. 

Grant County

The Grant County Health District reported two more deaths from COVID-19 on Wednesday, bringing the county's total to 17.

One of the two new victims was a Quincy man in his 80s with underlying conditions, while the other was a Quincy man in his 30s who died while hospitalized and didn't have any underlying conditions, according to the GCHD.

The health district also said its working with the Royal School District to investigate five new COVID-19 cases connected with the school district.

The five cases are made up of one staff member and four students from Red Rock Elementary, Intermediate, and Middle School, according to the health district. The health district is working to "investigate and contact trace" the cases.

Where cases stand in Washington state

  • 15 news deaths and 312 new coronavirus cases reported Monday by the Washington State Department of Health (DOH). 
  • Total: 2,006 deaths among 80,138 overall cases in Washington state. 
  • Since the start of the pandemic, the DOH reports that 7,098 people have been hospitalized for COVID-19 in Washington state.
  • The state reports of the total confirmed cases in the state, Washington's coronavirus death rate is 2.5%.

Click here to view the state department of health's data dashboard in its entirety

North Idaho

Panhandle Health District reported 43 new coronavirus cases and no new deaths on Thursday, Sept. 17.

There have been 3,128 cases in Idaho's five northern counties since the pandemic began.

Seventeen people are currently hospitalized in North Idaho and 184 people have been hospitalized since the pandemic began, according to PHD. 

According to the health district, 55 people have died from the virus in North Idaho. Thirty-three of those deaths are in Kootenai County, with 18 in Shoshone County and three in Benewah County. 

The first death in Boundary County was reported Wednesday, Aug. 26. 

Where cases stand in Idaho

KING 5 and KTVB staff contributed to this report.

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