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Idaho reports its first coronavirus deaths

3 men over age 60
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Posted at 8:46 AM, Mar 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-27 10:47:50-04

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — State health officials say three Idaho residents have become the first reported deaths in the state because of COVID-19, the illness caused by the coronavirus.

The officials said Thursday that two of the cases were in Blaine County. One was a man over the age of 60 and the other was a man over the age of 80. It wasn't clear if either had underlying health issues.

The third case was a man over age 70 from Canyon County who had underlying health issues.

More than 146 Idaho residents have tested positive for the coronavirus so far.

Idaho Gov. Brad Little issued a statewide stay-at-home order for Idaho's 1.75 million residents on Wednesday.