Though vaccine distribution is well underway across the United States, the novel coronavirus continues to spread through the population. To date, there have been 33,056,400 reported cases of the virus nationwide — and that number is growing every day.
In the Idaho Falls metropolitan area, located in Idaho, a total of 18,235 COVID-19 cases have been reported to date. Adjusted for population, there have been 12,755 reported infections for every 100,000 people in the area — above the national rate of 10,104 cases per 100,000 people.
The higher than average per capita COVID-19 infection rate across Idaho Falls is being driven by a high concentration of the virus in one area in particular.
The broader Idaho Falls metro area comprises three counties or county equivalents, which can include independent cities — and of them, Bonneville County has the most COVID-19 cases per capita. So far, there have been a total of 15,004 infections in Bonneville County, or 13,349 for every 100,000 people.
Not only does Bonneville County have the most COVID-19 infections per capita in the Idaho Falls area, it also has more deaths attributable to the virus per capita than the metro area as a whole. There have been a total of 153 coronavirus deaths for every 100,000 people in Bonneville County, compared to 143 COVID-19 deaths per 100,000 across the entire Idaho Falls metro area.
All COVID-19 data used in this story are current as of June 9, 2021.
|Rank||Geography||COVID cases per 100,000 people||Total cases||Deaths per 100,000 people||Total deaths|
|1||Bonneville County, ID||13,349||15,004||153||172|
|2||Jefferson County, ID||10,794||3,019||114||32|
|3||Butte County, ID||8,148||212||38||1|