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COVID update: Bureau County reports 13th death, a woman in her 50's

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On Saturday, Bureau, Putnam & Marshall County Health Departments reported Bureau County’s 13th COVID-19-related death. The case was a female in her 50's.

Hector Gomez, BPMCHD administrator, expressed sincerest sympathy to the family and friends of the deceased and urged residents to continue to step up and do what’s needed to slow the spread of COVID-19.

Over the weekend, the health departments reported 30 new cases in the three-county region.

In Bureau County, one man in his 60’s is being hospitalized.

Fifteen cases are recovering at home:

• One male in his 20’s.

• One female in her 20’s.

• One male in his 30’s.

• Two females in their 40’s.

• Two females in their 50’s.

• Two males in their 50’s.

• Two females in their 60’s.

• Two males in their 60’s.

• One female in her 70’s.

• One male in his 70’s.

In Putnam County, five new cases are recovering at home:

• One female toddler.

• One male child.

• One female in her 30’s.

• One female in her 50’s.

• One female in her 60’s.

In Marshall County, nine new cases are recovering at home:

• One female toddler.

• One female in her 20’s.

• One male in his 20’s.

• One male in his 30’s.

• One male in his 40’s.

• One male in his 60’s.

• One female in her 60’s.

• One female in her 80’s.

• One female in her 90’s.

There have now been 740 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the counties served by the Bureau, Putnam, and Marshall County Health Departments. Bureau County has had 598 confirmed cases. Marshall County has had 94 confirmed cases. Putnam County has had 48 confirmed cases. The first case was reported in Marshall County on March 23rd.

In addition to daily testing available at Perry Memorial Hospital and St. Margaret’s Hospital,

BPMCHD will offer drive through testing at the Bureau County Health Department on Wednesday’s in September by appointment only. Call 815-872-5091 to get scheduled.

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