Marshall County is now reporting its first COVID-19 case.
The Bureau, Putnam, and Marshall County Health Department said the patient is a woman with no travel history or contact with a prior confirmed COVID-19 case. It's considered a community transmission case.
It's the first case seen in that tri-county region.
“We expect to see additional cases in our counties.” said Hector Gomez, administrator of the BPMCHD. “Residents should assume that that they are at risk for exposure to COVID-19.”
Nearby LaSalle, Woodford, and Peoria counties have also seen cases. Health officials recommend social distancing and staying at home when sick to avoid transmission of the virus.