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Bureau, Putnam, Marshall County Health Departments has reported the 14th COVID-19-related death in Bureau County. The victim was a female in her 80’s.

Hector Gomez, BPMCHD administrator, expressed deepest sympathy to the family of the woman. He added that this death is a reminder of the need for all members of our community to do what they can to stop the spread of COVID-19 while medical responses are being developed.

The health departments also reported 19 new cases of COVID-19 in the region.

In Bureau County, a female in her 80’s is being hospital. In Putnam County, a female in her 60’s is being hospitalized.

In Bureau County, 11 cases are recovering at home:

• Two females in their teens.

• One male in his teens.

• One female in her 40’s.

• Two females in their 50’s.

• Three males in their 50’s.

• One female in her 60’s.

• One male in his 70’s.

In Putnam County, four cases are recovering at home:

• One male in his 50’s.

• One male in his 60’s.

• One female in her 60’s.

• One male in his 80’s.

In Marshall County, two new cases are recovering at home:

• One female in her teens.

• One male in his 20’s.

There have now been 873 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the counties served by the Bureau, Putnam, Marshall County Health Departments. Bureau County has had 697 confirmed cases. Marshall County has had 112 confirmed cases. Putnam County has had 64 confirmed cases. The first case was reported in Marshall County on March 23rd.

Breakdown by ZIP code

ZIP codes with six or more cases in Bureau County are:

• Princeton, 190 confirmed cases out of 3,706 tests.

• Spring Valley, 143 cases out of 2,243 tests.

• DePue, 112 cases out of 374 tests.

• Buda, nine cases out of 183 tests.

• Ladd, 23 cases out of 235 tests.

• LaMoille, 25 cases out of 270 tests.

• Tiskilwa, 19 cases out of 280 tests.

• Sheffield, 23 cases out of 324 tests.

• Walnut, 23 cases out of 470 tests.

• Neponset, nine cases out of 157 tests.

• Wyanet, 23 cases out of 277 tests.

• Arlington, 13 cases out of 83 tests.

• Ohio, 10 cases out of 179 tests.

• Bureau Junction, 10 cases out of 87 tests.

In Marshall County:

• Henry, 42 cases out of 896 tests.

• Sparland, 10 cases out of 431 tests.

• Lacon, 10 cases out of 714 tests.

• Varna, 11 cases out of 258 tests.

• Toluca, 21 cases out of 1,184 tests.

• Wenona, 18 cases out of 338 tests.

In Putnam County:

• Granville, 33 cases out of 343 tests.

• Hennepin, nine cases out of 293 tests.

In total, 9,541 Bureau County residents, 1,192 Putnam County residents and 4,028 Marshall County residents have been tested for COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic.

Individuals who have questions or concerns about COVID-19 can contact the Illinois Department of Public Health Hotline at 800-889-3931.

In addition to daily testing available at Perry Memorial Hospital and St. Margaret’s Hospital, BPMCHD will offer the following free COVID-19 testing:

• Thursday, Oct.1, and Friday Oct. 2, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Marshall-Putnam Fairgrounds Henry

Testing is Free. No appointment is necessary. Bring insurance card

*you will still be tested if you don’t have an insurance card.

• Saturday, Oct. 3, and Sunday Oct. 4, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Bureau County Health Department

526 Bureau Valley Parkway Princeton

Testing is Free. No appointment is necessary. Bring insurance card.

*you will still be tested if you don’t have an insurance card.

• Tuesday, Oct. 6, 8 a.m. – noon

Bureau County Health Department

526 Bureau Valley Parkway Princeton

Testing is free. No appointment is necessary.

• Wednesday, Oct. 7, starting at 9 a.m.

Bureau County Health Department

526 Bureau Valley Parkway Princeton

Testing is free. An appointment is necessary. Call 815-872-5091 for an appointment.

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