UPDATED: Sunday 5:00 pm: The Panhandle Health District has confirmed three more COVID-19 cases in Kootenai County, pushing north Idaho's total to six. The latest cases are:
Case 4: Female under the age of 18 from Kootenai County. She is self-isolating at home. Contact tracing is ongoing.
Case 5: Male in his 30s from Kootenai County. The individual has been self-isolating at home. Contact tracing is ongoing.
Case 6: Female in her 30s from Kootenai County. She is currently self-isolating at home. Contact tracing is ongoing.
The state of Idaho is reporting 47 confirmed cases of coronavirus, 21 in Blaine County, 13 in Ada County.
UPDATED Saturday 2:30 pm: Spokane County health officials today announced five new confirmed cases of coronavirus, bringing the county’s total to 16.
County Health Officer Bob Lutz announced Friday that he’s declaring a public health emergency. That includes closing public playgrounds as a way to enforce the physical distancing requirements, especially among children.