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Twelve new COVID-19 cases were confirmed Sunday in La Salle County, increasing the number of active cases to 244.
A La Salle County teenager, five men in their 20s, a man in his 40s, three men in their 50s and two women in their 50s each tested positive for COVID-19 and are recovering in isolation.
The dozen new cases increase the county’s total caseload to 511 since the beginning of the pandemic.
No individuals who previously tested positive were released from isolation Sunday, maintaining that number at 249. There have been 18 deaths from complications related to COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic.
In total, 14,395 coronavirus tests have been taken by La Salle County residents. About 3.5% of the tests taken by residents have come back positive since the start of the pandemic.
According to ZIP code data from the IDPH website (numbers can lag a few days), since Saturday’s report:
• Marseilles had an additional six cases, increasing its total to 58 cases out of 1,225 tests since the beginning of the pandemic.
• Mendota had an additional five cases, increasing to 80 cases out of 1,001 tests.
• La Salle had an additional five cases, increasing to 34 cases out of 1,481 tests.
• Streator had an additional two cases, increasing to 55 cases out of 2,172 tests.
• Somonauk had an additional two cases, increasing to 21 cases out of 562 tests.
• Ottawa had an additional case, increasing to 78 cases out of 3,475 tests.
• Peru had an additional case, increasing to 41 cases out of 1,128 tests.
• Oglesby had an additional case, increasing to 22 cases out of 436 tests.
• Earlville had an additional case, increasing to 17 cases out of 314 tests.
• Seneca had an additional case, increasing to 13 cases out of 259 tests.
• Sheridan remains at 32 cases (20 among Sheridan Correctional Center inmates) out of 431 tests.
• Leland remains at 10 cases out of 213 tests.
• Grand Ridge remains at eight cases out of 144 tests.
Drive-thru COVID-19 testing is available 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesdays at the La Salle County Emergency Management Agency at 711 E. Etna Road, Ottawa. This testing site is open to all regardless of symptoms. Individuals are required to schedule an appointment by calling 815-433-3366 before arriving on site.