Bureau, Putnam and Marshall County Health Department reports the second COVID-19 related death in Bureau County in the past 3 days. This was a male in his 60's. So far in this pandemic, there's been eighteen COVID-19 related deaths in Bureau County and three in Marshall County. Hector Gomez is the administrator of the Bureau, Putnam and Marshall County Health Department. He stated appreciation for those doing what they can to slow the progress of the virus.
Persons stricken with COVID-19 are not numbers, but rather neighbors, relatives and friends. Gomez urged continued use of masks, hand sanitizer and social distancing.