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Two more Statehouse COVID-19 case have been confirmed today in House staffers. House Speaker Scott Bedke confirmed one infection during a press conference this morning, after both the Senate and House voted to recess the legislative session until April 6 due to the current COVID-19 outbreak; his office this afternoon confirmed that another House staffer tested positive several days ago.

So far, since last Friday, there have been nine new COVID-19 infections confirmed at the state Capitol: Six House members, one Senate staffer, and two House staffers. All told for the session, there have been 15, including the six House members, two senators, a total of five House staffers and two Senate attach├ęs. In addition, at least one House member is currently in quarantine.

NOTE: This post has been updated to reflect the additional case confirmed this afternoon.

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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