La Salle County coronavirus update: Another day of more than 1,000 vaccine doses to residents

County is at 16.7% of the population fully-vaccinated

For a second day in a row, more than 1,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine were administered to La Salle County residents Wednesday.

There were 1,077 vaccine doses administered Wednesday, increasing the total number of doses to 49,887. There are 18,228 county residents fully-vaccinated, which is 16.66% of the county’s population.

Additionally, there were 24 new cases announced by the La Salle County Health Department on Thursday and 10 more residents were removed from isolation. Since the beginning of the pandemic, there have been 11,560 confirmed and probable cases, and of those, 9,711 residents have been removed from isolation.

Making up Thursday’s new cases are a boy younger than 13, two teenage boys, three teenage girls, two men in their 20s, three women in their 20s, two men in their 30s, two women in their 30s, four women in their 40s, a woman in her 50s, a man in his 60s, two men in their 70s and a man in his 80s.

Of the 293 La Salle County residents tested Monday, the latest data available from the Illinois Department of Public Health, 3.4% of the tests returned positive for COVID-19. From March 30 to April 5, the county’s seven-day positivity rate was 4.1%. The seven-day positivity rate has been steady at 4.1% four of the last five days.

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.