District, state, city report COVID-19 numbers

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Hannah Shoffitt, News Editor

As of Nov. 19, there were no students and no staff members reported with cases of COVID-19 at LHS. According to Lewiston Superintendent Lance Hansen, a total of six students and one staff member were infected in the Lewiston School District at the time.
Since the beginning of the school year, 70 students have returned from quarantine, as well as 14 staff members, according to the school district. The district total for COVID-19 cases since the school year began is 191 students and 61 staff.
According to covidactnow.org, Idaho has the lowest COVID-19 vaccination rate of all 53 states (including District of Columbia, the Northern Mariana Islands, and Puerto Rico.) As of Nov. 19, 50.1% of Idahoans had received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 44.7% were fully vaccinated.
Over the last week, the Lewiston-Metro area averaged about 591 new confirmed cases every day. As of Nov. 13 Idaho hospitals reported being at an average capacity of 80% with COVID-19 hospitalizations.