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A 10th death related to COVID-19 has been reported in La Salle County. The individual, a man in his 70s, had earlier tested positive for COVID-19, said the La Salle County Health Department on Friday.
“It is with a heavy heart that we announce the additional loss of one of our La Salle County residents to the COVID-19 virus," La Salle County Health Department administrator Julie Kerestes said in a statement. "Our thoughts and deepest condolences go out to the family and friends who are mourning the loss of their loved ones.”
Three additional new cases — a man in his 20s, a woman in her 40s and a woman in her 50s — were also reported, bringing La Salle County's total throughout the pandemic to 133. The newly diagnosed individuals are in isolation. Public health officials are working to identify individuals who were in contact with the cases. Further information was not released by county health officials, citing federal privacy restrictions.
Five additional cases have recovered and have been released from isolation. The total number of recovered individuals for La Salle County is 72 out of the 133 total diagnosed cases.
La Salle County has had 2.40% of the county's population (2,617) tested, according to information reported by the Illinois Department of Public Health.
Of the 133 cases, 93 are traced to five ZIP codes – Marseilles 35, Sheridan 19, Ottawa 18, Mendota 15 and Somonauk with six. Sandwich's ZIP code extends into parts of La Salle County. It has 57 cases.
No other ZIP code in La Salle County has more than five confirmed cases.
For more information locally, go to http://www.lasallecounty.org/ or for general questions about COVID-19, call the IDPH hotline at 1-800-889-3931 or email firstname.lastname@example.org .