Staff members conduct a free COVID-19 screening recently in the parking lot of the Mendota Civic Center.
Staff members conduct a free COVID-19 screening recently in the parking lot of the Mendota Civic Center.

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Twenty-two new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed Tuesday in La Salle County, increasing the number of active cases countywide to 585.

A boy younger than 13, three women in their 20s, three women in their 30s, two men in their 40s, a man in his 50s, a woman in her 50s, a man in his 60s, two women in their 60s, two men in their 70s, three women in their 70s and three men in their 80s each tested positive for COVID-19.

There have been 2,212 novel coronavirus cases since the beginning of the pandemic, and of those, 1,567 have been removed from isolation and 60 have died from complications related to COVID-19.

There have been 37,116 tests taken among La Salle County residents since the start of the virus and 6% of them have come back positive.

As Unit 2 School District closed its school buildings in Serena, Harding and Sheridan this week to move to remote learning, Serena became the latest ZIP code area in La Salle County to tally six or more confirmed cases since the beginning of the pandemic. The Serena ZIP code area has eight confirmed cases.

The Illinois Department of Public Health's ZIP code data (which sometimes lags behind county numbers) with two days of changes since Monday's report includes:

• Streator had 14 additional cases, increasing its total to 447.

• Ottawa had four additional cases, bringing its count to 380.

• Marseilles had four additional cases, bringing its count to 140.

• Mendota had three additional cases, bringing its count to 325.

• Sheridan had two additional cases, bringing its count to 80.

• Peru had an additional case, bringing its count to 199.

• Oglesby had an additional case, bringing its count to 88.

• Seneca had an additional case, bringing its count to 44.

• Utica had an additional case, bringing its count to 44.

• La Salle remained at 226.

• Somonauk, which also is in DeKalb County, remained at 52.

• Wenona, which also is in Marshall County, with one additional case, bringing its count to 23.

• Earlville remained at 34.

• Leland remained at 28.

• Grand Ridge remained at 26.

• Tonica remained at 17.

• Lostant remained at 13.

• Millington, which also is in Kendall County, remained at 12.

• Ransom remained at seven.

• Cedar Point remained at seven.

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