La Salle County coronavirus update: 3 in 10 residents now fully-vaccinated

33,387 La Salle County residents are fully-vaccinated, putting county over 30% mark

Roughly three in 10 La Salle County residents are fully-vaccinated of COVID-19 as of Wednesday.

There are 33,387 residents fully-vaccinated, which is 30.51% of the county’s population.

There were 1,310 COVID-19 vaccine doses administered to La Salle County residents Wednesday, increasing the number of doses administered to 75,479.

Additionally, the La Salle County Health Department confirmed 17 new COVID-19 cases and 79 residents were removed from isolation. Since the beginning of the pandemic, there have been 12,649 confirmed and probable cases and 10,885 residents removed from isolation.

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

Of the 341 La Salle County residents tested Monday, the latest data available from the Illinois Department of Public Health, there were 6.2% of those tests returned positive for COVID-19. From May 4-10, the county’s seven-day positivity rate was 4.1% — which is up 0.1% from the previous day’s seven-day rate.

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.