La Salle County reports 46 new cases in last week; less than 5 Delta variant cases total

43.95% of county’s population is fully-vaccinated

There were 46 new cases of COVID-19 since July 16 among La Salle County residents.

There have been 109 cases this month, compared to 261 cases in all of July of last year.

As of July 16, the La Salle County Health Department reports there have been less than five Delta variant cases. Delta spreads more easily than other variants, which could lead to more cases. Total number of variants are obtained from a random sampling of laboratory tests forwarded to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for variant subtyping. Due to the random sampling, the actual number of variant cases could be higher, the health department said.

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

Since July 16, 12 residents in quarantine have been removed from isolation.

There have been 48,098 residents fully-vaccinated for COVID-19, which is 43.95% of the county’s population. There have been 99,068 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine administered to county residents.

Derek Barichello

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.