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222 new COVID-19 cases among Bureau, Putnam, Marshall counties in past 7 days

A little more than 100 cases from the previous week

COVID-19 cases are up in Bureau, Putnam and Marshall counties in the past seven days.

Cases increased from 75 to 126 in Bureau County from the previous reporting period, 21 to 28 in Putnam County and 29 to 68 in Marshall County. All together, there are 222 new cases in the past seven days as of Dec. 6 between the three counties, according to the Bureau, Putnam and Marshall County Health Department.

There were 12 hospitalizations from COVID-19 in the past seven days as of Dec. 6 in Bureau County, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Vaccination clinics continue in the three counties. Go to https://www.bpmhd.org/ to register.

Clinics are scheduled Thursday, Dec. 9; Monday, Dec. 13; Tuesday, Dec. 14; Thursday, Dec. 16; and Monday, Dec. 20, at the Bureau County Health Department, 526 Bureau Valley Parkway, Princeton. A ages 5 to 11 first dose only Pfizer clinic is scheduled Wednesday, Dec. 8.

Clinics are scheduled Thursday, Dec. 9; Thursday, Dec. 16; and Wednesday, Dec. 22; at the Putnam County Health Department, 220 E. High St., Hennepin.

Additionally, clinics are scheduled Thursday, Dec. 9; Tuesday, Dec. 14; Thursday, Dec. 16; Tuesday, Dec. 21; Wednesday, Dec. 22; and Tuesday, Dec. 28, in Marshall County at the Lacon Area Community Center, 405 N. Washington St.

There are 16,837 fully-vaccinated residents of COVID-19 in Bureau County, which is 51.03% of the county’s population; 2,923 fully-vaccinated residents in Putnam County, which is 50.9% of the county’s population; and 5,903 fully-vaccinated residents in Marshall County, which is 51.18% of the county’s population.

Bureau County has had 18,519 residents with at least one does of the vaccine and 5,194 have received booster shots. In Putnam County, 3,175 residents have had at least one dose of the vaccine and 1,005 residents have received booster shots. There are 6,315 Marshall County residents who have had at least one dose of the vaccine and 1,704 residents have received booster shots.