La Salle County coronavirus update: 32 new cases

26.35% of county residents are fully-vaccinated for COVID-19

There were 32 new COVID-19 cases confirmed Tuesday among La Salle County residents and 13 residents were removed from isolation.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, there have been 12,406 confirmed and probable cases, and of those, 10,219 have been removed from isolation.

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

Of the 1,325 La Salle County residents tested Saturday, the latest data available from the Illinois Department of Public Health, 2.9% of those residents tested positive for COVID-19. From April 25 to May 1, the county’s seven-day positivity rate was 5.2% — the same rate as it was the previous day.

There were 167 more COVID-19 vaccine doses administered Monday to La Salle County residents, which increases the total number of doses administered to 69,030. There are 28,840 fully-vaccinated residents, which is 26.35% 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.