La Salle County man, 60s, dies from COVID-19 complications

Death is the third related to coronavirus this month

A La Salle County man in his 60s died of complications from COVID-19 in the past week, according to the La Salle County Health Department’s weekly report of coronavirus cases.

There have been 315 COVID-19 related deaths in La Salle County since the beginning of the pandemic, and three this month. There were five coronavirus-related deaths last month.

In the last week, there have been 80 new COVID-19 cases and 19 residents who have been removed from quarantine. There have been 189 cases this month, which is up from 104 cases last month — but lower than the 261 cases in July 2020.

Making up the new cases are three boys younger than 13, two girls younger than 13, three teenage boys, four teenage girls, eight men in their 20s, 13 women in their 20s, six men in their 30s, three women in their 30s, six men in their 40s, seven women in their 40s, five men in their 50s, six women in their 50s, two men in their 60s, three women in their 60s, two men in their 70s, a woman in their 70s, a man in their 80s, two women in their 80s and three women in their 90s.

By ZIP code, new cases in La Salle County include Streator 42, Ottawa 29, La Salle 12, Peru seven, Sandwich seven, Marseilles five, Mendota four, Seneca four, Somonauk four, Sheridan two, Oglesby two, Lostant two, Dana one, Earlville one, Tonica one, Utica one, Leland one and Serena one.

There have been 49 breakthrough cases since vaccinations started being administered — an increase of 18 since two weeks ago. Breakthrough cases are defined as someone who tests positive for COVID-19 more than 14 days after completing the vaccination process.

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.