La Salle County coronavirus update: More than 1,000 vaccine doses administered Tuesday

17,875 county residents have been fully-vaccinated

Tuesday was the 14th day at least 1,000 or more doses of the COVID-19 vaccine were administered to La Salle County residents.

There were 1,134 doses administered Tuesday, increasing the total number of doses distributed to 48,810. There are 17,875 fully-vaccinated residents in La Salle County, which is 16.33% of the county’s population.

Additionally, there were 25 new COVID-19 cases announced Wednesday by the La Salle County Health Department and 19 residents were removed from isolation. Since the beginning of the pandemic, there have been 11,537 cases, and of those, 9,701 have been removed from isolation.

Making up the new cases Wednesday were a girl younger than 13, four teenage boys, three teenage girls, two men in their 20s, four women in their 20s, a man in his 30s, a man in his 40s, two women in their 40s, three men in their 50s, a man in his 50s, a man in his 60s, a man in his 70s and a woman in her 70s.

Of 1,194 La Salle County residents tested Sunday, the latest data available from the Illinois Department of Public Health, 1.3% of them were returned positive for COVID-19. From March 29 to April 4, the county’s seven-day positivity rate was 4.1%, which is down 1.3% from the previous day.

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.