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The first confirmed case of coronavirus in North Idaho has been confirmed, with the Panhandle Health District and Kootenai Health reporting a new confirmed case in a male over age 60 in Kootenai County. He’s experiencing only mild symptoms; it’s the 12th confirmed case of COVID-19 statewide.

The patient’s treating physician ordered testing based on the patient’s clinical history. There’s more info at the state’s coronavirus website.

Betsy Z. Russell is the Boise bureau chief and state capitol reporter for the Idaho Press and Adams Publishing Group. Follow her on Twitter at @BetsyZRussell.

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