Livingston County coronavirus update: 22 new cases

One new inmate case at Pontiac Correctional Center

Twenty-two Livingston County residents and one Pontiac Correctional Center inmate tested positive for COVID-19, increasing the number of active cases to 179.

As of Friday, the Livingston County Health Department has received 45,501 COVID-19 test results. Of those, 3,129 COVID-19 tests have been positive, 2,895 individuals have been removed from isolation and 56 individuals have died because of complications related to COVID-19.

According to Illinois Department of Public Health data, which sometime lags behind county reports, the running case totals by ZIP code in Livingston County since the beginning of the pandemic are:

  • Pontiac has had 1,171 cases.
  • Fairbury has had 451 cases.
  • Dwight has had 379 cases.
  • Flanagan has had 157 cases.
  • Forrest has had 144 cases.
  • Odell has had 113 cases.
  • Chatsworth has had 92 cases.
  • Cornell has had 71 cases.
  • Cullom has had 58 cases.
  • Saunemin has had 38 cases.
  • Long Point has had 36 cases.
  • Campus has had 27 cases.
  • Emington has had 24 cases.
  • Graymont has had 22 cases.
  • Ancona has had 18 cases.
  • Blackstone has had 17 cases.
  • Streator, which is mostly in La Salle County, has had 1,266 cases.

Drive-thru COVID-19 testing is available weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to noon in the parking lot of OSF St. James – John W. Albrecht Medical Center, located along Route 116 just west of Interstate 55. All testing is free. Insurance is not required to be tested; however, if you have insurance, bring your card to your testing appointment. Persons with an appointment will receive priority service as daily testing capacity is limited. To schedule an appointment, visit the LCHD’s website: www.lchd.us.

Derek Barichello

Derek is a Streator High and University of Illinois graduate. He worked at the Albany-Herald in Albany, Ga., and for Sauk Valley Media in Sterling, before returning to his hometown paper. He's now news editor for both the NewsTribune and The Times.