La Salle County coronavirus update: Ottawa, Streator, Peru, Mendota lead in new cases

2 more COVID-related deaths reported

The La Salle County Health Department's Wednesday coronavirus report revealed two more COVID-19-related deaths, 101 new COVID-19 cases and 243 individuals removed from isolation, bringing the number of known, active cases of COVID-19 in La Salle County to 2,212.

The two deaths – both men in their 80s – raised La Salle County's total of COVID-19-related deaths to 140.

The 101 new confirmed/probable cases bring the county's running total to 6,379.

The 243 recoveries from the disease elevate that running total to 4,027.

Last Sunday, which has the latest data available from Illinois Department of Public Health, 18.7% of 589 La Salle County residents tested came back positive. The seven-day positivity rate from Nov. 23 to 29 was 12.3%, up 0.3% from the day before.

The IDPH's ZIP code data report (which sometimes lags behind county numbers), with increases since Tuesday, shows:

• Ottawa up 26 to 1,252

• Streator, also in Livingston County, up 13 to 996

• Peru up nine to 749

• Mendota up nine to 738

• La Salle up seven to 723

• Marseilles up six to 446

• Oglesby up four to 307

• Sheridan up four to 231

• Seneca up four to 161

• Sandwich, also in DeKalb County, up three to 672

• Leland up two to 77

• Somonauk, also in DeKalb County, up one to 156

• Utica up one to 117

• Tonica up one to 49

• Serena up one to 29

• Earlville remained at 120

• Wenona, also in Marshall County, remained at 61

• Grand Ridge remained at 55

• Lostant remained at 43

• Millington, also in Kendall County, remained at 28

• Ransom remained at 22

• Rutland remained at 15

• Cedar Point remained at 14

• Dana remained at 12

• Troy Grove remained at seven

Wednesday's new cases included one boy and three girls under the age of 13, two boys in their teens, six men and seven women in their 20s, 11 men and seven women in their 30s, nine men and four women in their 40s, seven men and 11 women in their 50s, seven men and seven women in their 60s, four men and six women in their 70s, four women in their 80s and three men and two women in their 90s.