La Salle County coronavirus update: 53 new cases over the weekend

15 cases are younger than 20

There were 53 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed over the weekend among La Salle County residents and 59 residents removed from isolation.

There have been 12,374 confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic, and of those, 10,206 residents have been removed from isolation.

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

Of the 787 La Salle County residents tested Friday, the latest data available from Illinois Department of Public Health, 3.9% of those residents had tests returned positive for COVID-19. From April 24-30, the county’s seven-day positivity rate was 5.2% — down 0.4% from the previous day’s seven-day rate.

There were 227 more COVID-19 vaccine doses administered to La Salle County residents over the weekend, increasing the total numbers of doses to 68,863. There are 28,747 county residents fully-vaccinated, which is 26.27% 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.