The novel coronavirus, COVID-19, continues to spread in Idaho amid a worldwide pandemic. 

New confirmed Idaho cases, school closures, building closures and resources to help are announced every day.

We're tracking all the developments with this real-time blog. The newest information will be added at the top with a timestamp. 

See earlier updates from March 27-29
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Wednesday, April 1

4 p.m.: 37 cases in Panhandle Health District

The Panhandle Health District is now reporting 37 cases of coronavirus, with 36 in Kootenai County and one in Bonner County. So far, no deaths have occurred in the district due to coronavirus.

The other three counties in the district - Benewah, Boundary and Shoshone - have not had a confirmed case yet.

2:16 p.m. 

A spokesperson for Panhandle Health says there are two confirmed cases of COVID-19 among healthcare workers in North Idaho. This could mean anyone from a dental hygienist to a surgeon.

Health officials are unable to publicly announced the places of work for those with confirmed cases.

1 p.m. 

Idaho North Central District (PH-INCD) announced the first confirmed positive case of COVID-19 in Latah County.

The individual is in their 60s, was never hospitalized and is recovering at home. 

Public health officials are investigating the individual’s history and will directly contact anyone of interest

Tuesday, March 31

2:31 p.m. 

Idaho coronavirus cases passed the 500 mark Tuesday, reaching 513 confirmed positive cases by Tuesday afternoon.

8:55 a.m. 

AARP is hosting a telephone town hall with Gov. Little and top health experts to talk about preventing the spread of COVID-19.  You can join by dialing toll free 866-767-0637. You can hear it live on Facebook at

7:40 a.m. 

The Panhandle Health District is now reporting 31 cases in the district, with 30 in Kootenai County and one in Bonner County. The state as a whole is now reporting 416 cases with 7 deaths.

Monday, March 30

4:40 p.m. 

The Panhandle Health District is now reporting 30 cases in the district, with 29 in Kootenai County and one in Bonner County. The state as a whole is now reporting 415 cases with 7 deaths.

12:13 p.m. 

Panhandle Health District and Kootenai Health confirmed an additional case of coronavirus, bringing the total in the Panhandle area to 28.

12:00 p.m. Coeur d'Alene lawmaker held church service Sunday

A northern Idaho lawmaker led a church service on Sunday despite a statewide stay-at-home order by Gov. Brad Little to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. 

Republican Rep. Tim Remington is pastor of The Altar Church in Coeur d'Alene. 

The church held two services on Sunday. It's not clear how many people attended. 

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9:38 a.m.

New numbers from South Central District Health bring Blaine County's coronavirus case number to 130. The statewide total number of cases is 342, including 113 cases in Ada County. See a breakdown in our interactive Idaho map and timeline tracking COVID-19 cases.  

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