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COVID update: Four new Bureau County cases, recoveries now reported

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On Wednesday, the Bureau, Putnam, Marshall County Health Department reported four new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Bureau County.

Recoveries and resolved cases

Under current guidelines, all cases 14 days or under from a positive test report are considered active. Cases that are 20 days out from a positive test report are considered resolved. Under state guidelines, a case is not considered recovered until it is 42 days from a positive test report. Many factors have gone into reaching these guidelines. They change as more information about the virus becomes available.

• In Bureau County there have been 248 cases. 144 cases are currently active (new in the last 14 days); 70 are considered resolved; 29 of those 70 are considered recovered.

• In Putnam County there have been 14 cases; Six cases are currently active (new in the last 14 days); Five are considered resolved; 1 of those 5 is considered recovered.

• In Marshall County there have been 27 cases; 10 cases are currently active (new in the last 14 days); 16 are considered resolved; eight of those 16 are considered recovered.

BPMCHD will attempt to include active case numbers in its daily reports and will attempt to update resolved and recovered numbers on a weekly basis going forward.

ZIP codes

ZIP code areas with six or more cases in Bureau County are: Princeton, 46 confirmed cases out of 1,637 tests; Spring Valley, 72 cases out of 1,122 tests; Buda, seven cases out of 84 tests; DePue, 70 cases out of 180 tests; Ladd, 11 cases out of 140 tests and LaMoille, seven cases out of 133 tests.

In Putnam County: Granville, eight cases out of 181 tests.

In Marshall County: Henry, nine cases out of 410 tests.

In total, 4,570 Bureau County residents; 550 Putnam County residents; and 1,790 Marshall County residents have been tested for COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic.

There have been three COVID-related deaths reported in Bureau County since the outbreak.

This information was last updated on Wednesday, Aug. 12. 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 1-800-889-3931.

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