La Salle County coronavirus update: Nearly 4% of county population has been fully vaccinated

4,341 residents have been fully vaccinated

There were 203 more doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered Wednesday in La Salle County.

In total, there have been 18,127 doses of the vaccine administered and 4,341 residents fully vaccinated, which is 3.97% of the county’s population.

Two doses three weeks apart are required for a full vaccination. Vaccine administration figures are reported with up to a 72-hour lag.

There were 25 new cases Thursday and 23 people removed from isolation. Since the beginning of the pandemic, there have been 10,627 confirmed and probable cases, and of those, 7,981 have been removed from isolation.

Of the 395 La Salle County residents tested Monday, the latest data available from the Illinois Department of Public Health, 4.1% of them were positive for COVID-19. From Feb. 9 to Feb. 15, the county’s positivity rate was at 3.5%.

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

  • Streator is up six cases to 1,836.
  • Ottawa is up five to 2,054.
  • Peru is up four to 1,129.
  • Mendota is up three to 1,168.
  • Marseilles is up three to 710.
  • Seneca is up three to 275.
  • Sandwich is up two to 1,146.
  • La Salle is up two to 1,003.
  • Sheridan is up one to 635.
  • Somonauk is up one to 341.
  • Utica is up one to 174.
  • Tonica is up one to 91.
  • Oglesby remains at 436.
  • Earlville remains at 222.
  • Leland remains at 156.
  • Wenona remains at 101.
  • Grand Ridge remains at 85.
  • Lostant remains at 60.
  • Serena remains at 54.
  • Millington remains at 49.
  • Ransom remains at 36.
  • Cedar Point remains at 24.
  • Dana remains at 23.
  • Rutland remains at 23.
  • Troy Grove remains at 16.

Three men in their 80s, two men in their 60s, a woman in her 60s, three men in their 50s, a woman in her 50s, two men in their 40s, six women in their 40s, a man in his 30s, two women in their 30s, two women in their 20s, a boy younger than 13 and a girl younger than 13 make up the new cases Thursday.

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.