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A La Salle County woman in her 90s died from complications related to COVID-19, according to information shared Friday by the La Salle County Health Department.
Her death is the 29th COVID-19-related death in the county since the beginning of the pandemic.
Additionally, there were 32 new cases of the virus confirmed Friday, increasing the number of total confirmed cases to 912 since the start of the pandemic and putting the number of active cases at 459.
Three teenage boys, a teenage girl, three men in their 20s, six women in their 20s, four men in their 30s, a woman in her 30s, three men in their 40s, two women in their 40s, a man in his 50s, two women in their 50s, two men in their 60s, a woman in her 60s, two women in their 70s and a man in his 80s each tested positive.
There were 88 individuals who previously tested positive for the virus who were released from isolation, increasing that total to 424 countywide. Two previous cases also were removed from the county's tally of confirmed cases because they were found to reside outside the county.
There have been 18,620 tests taken among La Salle County residents, with 4.9% of them being returned positive for the virus.
Since Thursday's report, the Illinois Department of Public Health's ZIP code data has been updated as follows (these numbers sometimes lag behind the county health department's daily reports):
• Streator had seven new cases, increasing its total to 144 confirmed cases since the start of the pandemic.
• Mendota had seven new cases, increasing its total to 202.
• Ottawa had six new cases, increasing its total to 152.
• La Salle had five new cases, increasing its total to 77.
• Peru had five new cases, increasing its total to 54.
• Marseilles had two new cases, increasing its total to 69.
• Utica had an additional case, increasing its total to nine.
• Sheridan remains at 35 cases.
• Oglesby remains at 34 cases.
• Somonauk remains at 27 cases.
• Earlville remains at 18 cases.
• Seneca remains at 15 cases.
• Grand Ridge remains at 14 cases.
• Leland remains at 10 cases.
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.