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Coronavirus updates for North Idaho, April 10

See the latest on the COVID-19 outbreak news in Idaho as we work together to separate facts from fear.

IDAHO, USA — 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 updated from April 9 here.

Key Facts:

Friday, April 10

12:50 p.m:

Idaho Governor Brad Little penned an op-ed sent to the media on Friday urging people to attend Easter Sunday church services remotely instead of in person.

Little said, "Yes, we would like to worship in our traditional fashion, but these are unique times and circumstances."

The governor said that the coronavirus has caused changes, but the changes will be temporary, and things such as attending church in person will go back to normal eventually.

"With coronavirus, we must keep our faith as well as keep our distance," Little said.

RELATED: Idaho Gov. Little urges against attending Easter church services in person

12:00 p.m:

The Panhandle Health District announced that the number of cases in the district is now up to 48 total, with 44 in Kootenai County and four in Bonner County.

According to PHD, 14 of the cases are no longer being monitored, which happens when a person has been home for the recommended quarantine period and hasn't had a fever for 72 straight hours.

RELATED: Map and timeline counting Idaho confirmed coronavirus cases, and what we know about each death