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COVID update: Bureau County reports 12th death, a man in his 80's.

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On Wednesday, Bureau, Putnam, Marshall County Health Departments reported Bureau County’s 12th COVID-19-related death. The case was a man in his 80’s.

“Our departments extend our deepest sympathy to the family and friends of this gentleman,” Hector Gomez, BPMCHD administrator, stated in the release.

The BPMCHD also reported 18 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 over the past 24 hours.

In Bureau County, a male in his 50’s is being hospitalized. There are also 11 cases recovering at home:

• One teenage female.

• One male in his 20’s.

• One female in her 30’s.

• One male in his 30’s.

• One female in her 40’s.

• One male in his 50’s.

• One female in her 50’s.

• One female in her 60’s.

• One male in his 60’s.

• One male in his 70’s.

• One female in her 80’s.

Four new cases are recovering at home in Marshall County:

• One male in his 20’s

• One female in her 30’s.

• One female in her 40’s.

• One female in her 60’s.

Two new cases are recovering at home in Putnam County:

• One male in his 20’s.

• One male in his 50’s.

There have been 668 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the counties served by the Bureau, Putnam and Marshall County Health Departments. Bureau County has had 550 confirmed cases; Marshall County has had 80 confirmed cases; and Putnam County has had 38 confirmed cases. The first case was reported in Marshall County on March 23.

Bureau County remains in the warning level for COVID-19 for the fifth consecutive week.

In addition to daily testing available at Perry Memorial Hospital and St. Margaret’s Hospital, BPMCHD will offer drive-thru testing in Marshall County at the Varna Fire Station, 50 Chestnut St., on Saturday, Sept. 19, from 9 a.m. to noon, by appointment. Call 815-872-5091 to make an appointment.

Breakdown by ZIP code

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

• Princeton, 145 confirmed cases out of 2,853 tests.

• Spring Valley, 125 cases out of 1,674 tests.

• DePue, 105 cases out of 343 tests.

• Buda, eight cases out of 152 tests.

• Ladd, 15 cases out of 198 tests.

• LaMoille, 23 cases out of 230 tests.

• Tiskilwa, 10 cases out of 213 tests.

• Sheffield, 10 cases out of 260 tests.

• Walnut, 11 cases out of 374 tests.

• Neponset, eight cases out of 132 tests.

• Wyanet, 16 cases out of 205 tests.

• Arlington, eight cases out of 71 tests.

• Ohio, six cases out of 134 tests.

• Bureau Junction, 10 cases out of 72 tests.

In Marshall County:

• Henry, 33 cases out of 688 tests.

• Sparland, nine cases out of 379 tests.

In Putnam County:

• Granville, 20 cases out of 283 tests.

In total, 7,494 Bureau County residents, 1,000 Putnam County residents and 3,044 Marshall County residents have been tested for COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic.

This information was last updated on Wednesday. The number of cases and tests change on a daily basis.

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

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