OTTAWA – Five residents have recovered and have been released from isolation after previously testing positive for COVID-19 in LaSalle Can. The total number of recovered and no longer in isolation is 72. The LaSalle County Health Department announces Friday a man in his 70’s has died after earlier testing positive for COVID-19. There have been a total of ten COVID-19 related deaths in LaSalle County.
“It is with a heavy heart that we announce the additional loss of one of our LaSalle County residents to the COVID-19 virus. Our thoughts and deepest condolences go out to the family and friends who are mourning the loss of their loved ones.” LaSalle County Health Department Administrator Julie Kerestes said in a statement.
Three new infections have been discovered in LaSalle County bringing the total since the pandemic began to 133 cases.
As COVID-19 spreads and testing increases, we expect to see our cases increase. People should continue to practice social distancing and not let their guard down. The focus in our communities should not be whether you have been exposed but rather, assume you have been exposed and take measures to decrease the transmission to others. All LaSalle County residents are strongly encouraged to adhere to all of the required precautions necessary to protect their families and the community, to slow the spread of COVID-19.
The LaSalle County Health Department encourages residents to stay informed on the evolving situation. Get the latest guidance for school, employers and community preparedness by visiting Preventing COVID-19 Spread in Communities or by visiting the Health Department’s website at www.lasallecounty.org. For general questions about COVID-19, call the IDPH hotline at 1-800-889-3931 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.