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COVID-19 cases down in Bureau, Marshall counties; up in Putnam

2 hospitalized from COVID-19 in past 7 days in Bureau County

There were seven less COVID-19 cases confirmed in Bureau County and 25 less cases confirmed in Marshall County since Oct. 11, the Bureau, Putnam and Marshall County Health Department reported.

Cases were up by two in Putnam County since Oct. 11.

There were 42 cases confirmed in Bureau, 10 in Marshall and five in Putnam in the past week. Of the three counties, Bureau County had two cases that were hospitalized and no deaths were reported.

The health department continues to offer vaccinations. Clinics are scheduled Oct. 19, 21, 26 and 28 at the Bureau County Health Department, 526 S. Bureau Valley Parkway, Princeton; they are set Oct. 21 and 28 at the Putnam County Health Department, 220 E. High St., Hennepin; and Oct. 21 and 28 at the Marshall County Health Department, 319 Sixth St., Lacon.

There are 16,095 fully-vaccinated residents of COVID-19 in Bureau County, which is 48.78% of the county’s population; 2,798 fully-vaccinated residents in Putnam County, which is 48.75% of the county’s population; and 5,694 fully-vaccinated residents in Marshall County, which is 49.37% of the county’s population.

Go to www.bpmhd.org to register.

Go to https://www.facebook.com/bpchd for more information on vaccination clinics or call 815-872-5091.

One must attest to at least one of the following health conditions to receive the booster at this time: been receiving active cancer treatment for tumors or cancers of the blood; received an organ transplant and are taking medicine to suppress the immune system; received a stem cell transplant within the last two years or are taking medicine to suppress the immune system; moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency (such as DiGeorge syndrome, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome); advanced or untreated HIV infection; or active treatment with high-dose corticosteroids or other drugs that may suppress your immune response.