La Salle County coronavirus update: Recoveries outnumber new cases Tuesday, no deaths

COVID-19 case spikes in Streator, Sandwich continue

There were no additional COVID-19-related deaths reported Tuesday to the La Salle County Health Department, while there were 48 newly reported cases and 70 previously reported cases released from isolation.

The county’s total coronavirus-related deaths since the start of the pandemic in mid-March of 2020 remained at 246.

The total of confirmed and probable cases in La Salle County reached 9,154, while the recovery count reached 6,196. There are 2,664 known, active cases of COVID-19 in the county.

Of 655 La Salle County residents tested last Saturday, the latest data available from the Illinois Department of Public Health, 7% tested positive for the virus, a drop of 3% from the day before. From Jan. 3 to 9, 8% of county residents tested were positive for COVID-19.

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

  • Streator, which also is in Livingston County, up 22 to 1,459
  • Sandwich, which also is in DeKalb County, up nine to 974
  • Mendota up six to 982
  • Somonauk, which also is in DeKalb County, up four to 290
  • Ottawa up three to 1,762
  • La Salle up two to 897
  • Marseilles up two to 619
  • Oglesby up two to 396
  • Seneca up two to 244
  • Peru up one to 1,014
  • Earlville up one to 193
  • Wenona, which is mostly in Marshall County, up one to 85
  • Grand Ridge up one to 71
  • Serena up one to 47
  • Sheridan remained at 530, 329 of those inmates at Sheridan Correctional Center
  • Utica remained at 150
  • Leland remained at 140
  • Tonica remained at 74
  • Lostant remained at 54
  • Millington, which also is in Kendall County, remained at 44
  • Ransom remained at 30
  • Rutland remained at 19
  • Dana remained at 18
  • Troy Grove remained at 13

Two women and a man in their 80s, three men in their 70s, five women and a man in their 60s, one man in his 50s, four women and six men in their 40s, five women and four men in their 30s, one woman and four men in their 20s, six girls and one boy in their teens, and one girl and three boys under the age of 13 made up Tuesday’s new cases.

J.T. Pedelty

J.T. is a graduate of Streator High School, Illinois Valley Community College and Southern Illinois University-Carbondale who is just over two decades into an award-winning sports journalism career.