La Salle County coronavirus update: Woman, 70s, dies from complications related to COVID-19

County reaches 40% of residents fully-vaccinated

A La Salle County woman in her 70s died from complications related to COVID-19, the La Salle County Health Department said Friday.

Her death is the 310th death since the beginning of the virus.

The health department said there were 15 new cases since Tuesday, increasing the county’s total to 12,906 cases since the beginning of the pandemic. The La Salle County Health Department stopped reporting daily totals earlier this week after having no new cases on Tuesday, stating they now will release an update once a week on Fridays.

A boy younger than 13, a girl younger than 13, a teenage boy, a teenage girl, a woman in her 20s, two women in their 30s, three women in their 40s, a man in his 50s, two women in their 50s, a woman in her 60s and a man in his 70s were among the new cases.

There were 57 more people removed from isolation since Tuesday, increasing that total to 12,463 of the 12,906 cases who have been removed from isolation.

La Salle County surpassed the 40% mark for fully-vaccinated residents. There are 43,922 fully-vaccinated residents in the county, which is 40.14% of the county’s population. There have been a total of 91,802 doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered.

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.