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La Salle County coronavirus update: 26 new cases; 7 in Streator’s ZIP code area, 6 in Ottawa

There were 26 new COVID-19 cases identified Sunday in La Salle County.

The new cases bring La Salle County’s total to 10,356 since the start of the pandemic, and of those, 7,266 have been removed from isolation.

Of the 840 La Salle County residents tested Thursday, the latest data available from the Illinois Department of Public Health, 4.8% were positive for COVID-19. From Jan. 29 to Feb. 4, the county has a 3.7% rolling positivity rate.

In La Salle County, 13,405 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered, an increase of 69 from the previous day’s report. There have been 2,846 residents (2.6%) fully vaccinated against the virus.

Two doses three weeks apart are required for a full vaccination. Vaccine administration figures are reported with up to a 72-hour lag.

The IDPH’s ZIP code data (which sometimes lags behind county numbers) of total cases since the start of the pandemic, with increases since Saturday’s report, shows:

  • Streator, which also is in Livingston County, is up seven to 1,797.
  • Ottawa is up six to 2,017.
  • Mendota is up two to 1,127.
  • Sandwich, which also is in DeKalb County, is up two to 1,126.
  • La Salle is up two to 978.
  • Marseilles is up two to 684.
  • Somonauk, which also is in DeKalb County, is up two to 338.
  • Seneca is up one to 267.
  • Earlville is up one to 214.
  • Peru remains at 1,107.
  • Sheridan remains at 608 (10 active cases at Sheridan Correctional Center; 373 total).
  • Oglesby remains at 426.
  • Utica remains at 171.
  • Leland remains at 151.
  • Wenona, which also is in Marshall County, remains at 99.
  • Grand Ridge remains at 85.
  • Tonica remains at 84.
  • Lostant remains at 59.
  • Serena remains at 53.
  • Millington, which also is in Kendall County, remains at 47.
  • Ransom remains at 36.
  • Dana remains at 23.
  • Rutland remains at 23.
  • Cedar Point remains at 22.
  • Troy Grove remains at 14.

A man in his 90s, a woman in her 90s, a man in his 70s, three women in their 60s, six men in their 50s, two women in their 50s, a man in his 40s, a woman in her 40s, a man in his 30s, five women in their 30s, a man in his 20, two teenage girls, and a girl younger than 13 make up Sunday’s new cases.

Source: The Daily Chronicle

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