By MATT PIKE
St. Joseph Post
St. Joseph health officials report three new COVID-19 related deaths and 109 new cases in Buchanan County since last issuing a report on Thursday.
The St. Joseph Health Department reports the three deaths were all women - two in their 80s and one in her 70s. The Buchanan County COVID death toll now stands at 252.
COVID hospitalizations continue to fall locally. Mosaic Life Care reports it is treating 17 COVID-19 patients in its system - all of whom are at the St. Joseph hospital. That’s down from 27 patients from last week.
The test positivity rate in Buchanan County stands at 13.32% - that’s down 2.31 percentage points from last week.