For a third week in a row, COVID-19 cases increased collectively in Bureau, Putnam and Marshall counties. Bureau County, however, had less cases than the previous week.
From Nov. 15-21, there were 126 cases between Bureau, Putnam and Marshall counties — an increase of eight cases from the previous week.
There were 79 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Bureau County (down 16), 27 cases in Marshall County (up nine) and 20 cases in Putnam County (up 15).
In the past seven days as of Nov. 22, there were less than 10 deaths reported in Bureau County and seven new hospital admissions from COVID-19, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
There have been 16,538 residents fully vaccinated in Bureau County, which is 50.13% of the county’s population. There have been 18,219 residents with at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, which is 55.22% of the county’s population. So far, 3,913 boosters have been administered countywide.
In Putnam County, 49.86% of the county’s population has been fully vaccinated and 54.27% has had at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine; in Marshall County, 50.68% of the county’s population has been fully vaccinated and 54.16% of the county’s population has had at least one dose of the vaccine.
There have been 687 boosters administered in Putnam County and 1,182 boosters administered in Marshall County.