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La Salle County coronavirus update: Woman in her 90s dies from complications related to COVID-19

A La Salle County woman in her 90s died from complications related to COVID-19.

Her death is the 276th in the county since the beginning of the pandemic and the 45th in 2021.

There were 218 more doses of the COVID-19 vaccine administered to La Salle County residents Monday, increasing the number of total doses administered to 20,796. There have been 6,062 residents fully vaccinated, which is 5.54% of the county’s population.

There were 18 new COVID-19 cases and 176 people were removed from isolation Tuesday. In total, there have been 10,750 confirmed and probable cases since the beginning of the pandemic, and of those, 8,347 have been removed from isolation.

Of the 848 La Salle County residents tested Saturday, the latest data available from the Illinois Department of Public Health, 7.2% of them were positive with COVID-19. From Feb. 14-20, the county’s seven-day positivity rate has been 4.5%.

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

  • Ottawa is up four to 2,078.
  • Streator is up three to 1,846.
  • La Salle is up two to 1,009.
  • Marseilles is up two to 716.
  • Mendota is up one to 1,175.
  • Oglesby is up one to 441.
  • Earlville is up one to 225.
  • Sandwich remains at 1,151.
  • Peru remains at 1,132.
  • Sheridan remains at 670 (54 active inmate cases; 430 total at Sheridan Correctional Center).
  • Somonauk remains at 344.
  • Seneca remains at 279.
  • Utica remains at 179.
  • Leland remains at 156.
  • Wenona remains at 101.
  • Tonica remains at 91.
  • Grand Ridge remains at 85.
  • Lostant remains at 62.
  • Serena remains at 54.
  • Millington remains at 49.
  • Ransom remains at 37.
  • Cedar Point remains at 24.
  • Rutland remains at 24.
  • Dana remains at 23.
  • Troy Grove remains at 16.

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

Source: The Daily Chronicle

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