La Salle County coronavirus update: 16% of county’s population has been fully-vaccinated

County’s seven-day positivity rate increases to 5.4%

With 526 more doses of the COVID-19 vaccine administered Monday to La Salle County residents, the county has reached 16% of its residents becoming fully-vaccinated.

That is, 17,522 residents have been fully-vaccinated.

There have been 47,676 doses of the vaccine administered total to La Salle County residents.

Additionally Tuesday, there were 19 new cases of COVID-19 announced by the La Salle County Health Department and 13 more residents removed from isolation. Since the beginning of the pandemic, there have been 11,512 confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19, and of those, 9,682 have been removed from isolation.

Making up the new cases are a teenage boy, a woman in her 20s, three men in their 30s, two women in their 30s, two men in their 40s, three women in their 40s, two men in their 50s, a woman in her 50s, three women in their 60s and a woman in her 70s.

Of the 216 La Salle County residents tested Saturday, the latest data available from the Illinois Department of Public Health, there were 9.7% of them returned positive for COVID-19. From March 28 to April 3, the county’s seven-day positivity rate has been 5.4% — which is up from 2.3% on March 27.

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.