The coronavirus is getting the blame for three lives lost in Bureau County and one more in La Salle County.
Thursday's Illinois Department of Public Health COVID-19 report lists men in their 50's, 70's and 80's from Bureau County as dying due to the virus. That means 72 COVID-19 related deaths in Bureau County so far. Meanwhile 11 new positive cases are being reported in Bureau County with 2 new cases in Putnam County.
In La Salle County, the latest COVID-19 death involves a man in his 90's. He's the 248th person in the county to pass away due to the virus.
La Salle County overall has 85 new positive cases of the virus with 111 new recoveries.