La Salle County coronavirus update: Man in his 40s dies from complications related to COVID-19

His death is the 292nd in the county since the beginning of the pandemic

A La Salle County man in his 40s died from complications related to COVID-19, according to the La Salle County Health Department.

His death is the 292nd COVID-related death in La Salle County since the beginning of the pandemic, the health department said. Two previously-reported deaths were recently removed from this number because they were determined to be outside of the county’s jurisdiction.

There were 34 new COVID-19 cases announced Thursday in La Salle County and 52 residents removed from isolation. Since the start of the virus, there have been 11,993 confirmed and probable cases, and of those, 10,000 residents have been removed from isolation.

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

Of the 476 La Salle County residents tested Monday, the latest data available from the Illinois Department of Public Health, 4% of them were positive for COVID-19. From April 13-19, the county’s seven-day positivity rate was 5.2%.

There were 837 COVID-19 vaccine doses administered Wednesday in La Salle County, increasing the total number of doses administered to 61,729. There are 25,066 residents fully-vaccinated, which is 22.91% of the county’s population.

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.