La Salle County coronavirus update: 62 new cases, 60 removed from isolation

Streator sees double-digit increase of cases in past day

People removed from isolation nearly matched new COVID-19 cases in the La Salle County Health Department’s daily coronavirus report Saturday.

Health officials said there were 62 new cases and 60 people removed from isolation. Since the beginning of the pandemic, there have been 9,019 confirmed and probable cases, and of those, 6,072 have been removed from isolation and 241 deaths from complications related to COVID-19.

Of 1,643 La Salle County residents tested Wednesday, the latest data available from the Illinois Department of Public Health, 7.1% of them tested positive for COVID-19. From Dec. 31 to Jan. 6, 6.7% of tests were positive for the virus.

The IDPH’s ZIP code data (which sometimes lags behind county numbers), with increases since Thursday’s report, show:

  • Streator, which also is in Livingston County, up 18 to 1,413.
  • Ottawa up nine to 1,752.
  • Sandwich, which also is in DeKalb County, up nine to 950.
  • Somonauk, which also is in DeKalb County, up eight to 285.
  • La Salle up five to 887.
  • Mendota up four to 967.
  • Seneca up four to 237.
  • Leland up four to 139.
  • Marseilles up two to 610.
  • Sheridan up two to 518 (71 active at Sheridan Correctional Center, 318 total).
  • Oglesby up two to 394.
  • Peru up one to 1,011.
  • Earlville up one to 189.
  • Utica up one to 150.
  • Wenona, which mostly is in Marshall County, up one to 81.
  • Tonica up one to 74.
  • Grand Ridge up one to 69.
  • Millington, which also is in Kendall County, up one to 42.
  • Dana up one to 18.
  • Lostant remains at 54.
  • Serena remains at 44.
  • Ransom remains at 30.
  • Cedar Point remains at 22.
  • Rutland remains at 19.
  • Troy Grove remains at 13.

A man in his 80s, a woman in her 80s, four men in their 70s, a woman in her 70s, four men in their 60s, a woman in her 60s, three men in their 50s, five women in their 50s, six men in their 40s, five women in their 40s, seven men in their 30s, six women in their 30s, three women in their 20s, two men in their 20s, three teenage boys, six teenage girls, three boys younger than 13 and a girl younger than 13 make up the new cases Satuday.

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.