La Salle County coronavirus update: More than 5% of county’s population has been fully vaccinated

67 more doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered Saturday

There were 67 more doses of the COVID-19 vaccine administered Saturday in La Salle County, increasing its total to 20,153 vaccine doses administered in total.

There have been 5,697 county residents fully vaccinated, which is 5.21% 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.

The La Salle County Health Department was unable to provide updates to COVID-19 numbers Sunday because of technical difficulties with the state’s reporting system. The new cases from Sunday will be reported with the new cases Monday, the health department said.

On Saturday, there were 22 new cases of COVID-19 and 12 people removed from isolation. There have been 10,668 confirmed and probable cases since the beginning of the pandemic, and of those cases, 8,020 individuals have been removed from isolation as of Saturday.

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.