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Coronavirus

La Salle County coronavirus update: 5 new cases, 2 more recoveries

4 recent confirmed cases linked to Marseilles, Sheridan zip code areas

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There are five additional confirmed cases of the coronavirus Friday in La Salle County.

A woman in her 30s, a man in his 30s, a man in his 40s, a woman in her 50s and a man in his 60s each tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the countywide total to 148 confirmed cases.

The individuals remain is isolation. Public health officials are working to identify and investigate all individuals who were in contact with the cases.

Two additional cases have recovered and have been released from isolation. The total number of recovered individuals for La Salle County is 81.

Using zip code data, three new cases can be traced to the zip code area of Marseilles and one to Sheridan. In total, Marseilles has had 39 confirmed cases out of 421 tests; Sheridanh has had 23 cases out of 105 tests; Ottawa has had 18 cases out of 539 tests; Mendota has had 15 cases out of 182 tests; and Somonauk has had seven cases out of 151 tests.

In Sheridan, 18 inmates at the prison have had confirmed cases of the coronavirus; as well as eight staff members. Thirteen inmates and five staff members have since recovered. Inmates are considered residents of Sheridan, while staff members count toward the zip code areas total only if they reside there.

No other zip code area in La Salle County has reported six or more confirmed cases.

Countywide, 3,157 individuals have been tested for the coronavirus, or roughly 2.89% of the county's population.

Go to www.lasallecounty.org for more information or for general questions about COVID-19, call the IDPH hotline at 1-800-889-3931 or email dph.sick@illinois.gov.

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