La Salle County coronavirus update: More than 5% of population fully vaccinated

22 new COVID-19 cases, 12 recoveries reported Saturday

After 814 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine were administered Friday, more than 5% of La Salle County’s population has been fully vaccinated.

The county has administered 20,085 doses and 5,692 residents (5.25) have been fully vaccinated.

On Saturday, there were 22 new cases of COVID-19 and 12 new recovered cases. No new deaths were reported. There have been 10,668 confirmed and probably cases since the beginning of the pandemic, and of those cases, 8,020 have been removed from isolation.

Of 816 La Salle County residents tested Wednesday, the latest data available from the Illinois Department of Public Health, 2.8% of them were positive for COVID-19. From Feb. 11-17, the county’s seven-day positivity rate was 3.9%.

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

• Ottawa is up six to 2,066.

• Streator is up two to 1,842.

• Sandwich remains at 1,149.

• Somonauk is up one to 344.

• Mendota is up three to 1,172.

• Peru remains at 1,130.

• La Salle is up one to 1,005.

• Sheridan is up one to 637.

• Oglesby remains at 437.

• Seneca is up one to 277.

• Lostant remains at 61.

• Marseilles up one to 711.

• Earlville remains at 222.

• Utica up three to 177.

• Leland remains at 156.

• Wenona remains at 101.

• Tonica remains at 91.

• Grand Ridge remains at 85.

• 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.

A male in his 70s, three males in their 60s, two males in their 50s, two males in their 40s, three females in their 30s, two females in their 20s, three males in their 20s, a female teenager, two male teenagers, one female under 13 and two males under 13 make up the new cases Saturday.