Coronavirus count update: 21 LaSalle County deaths overall out of 579 cases

Coronavirus count update: 21 LaSalle County deaths overall out of 579 cases

LaSalle County reported one additional death due to COVID-19 Tuesday. The county health department says a total of 21 people have died due to the coronavirus. In addition, 22 new cases were also announced for a total of 579 so far.

Seven new recoveries were also announced, bringing the total to 266.

The Illinois Department of Public Health announced 1,471 cases, bringing the state total to 184,712. 19 deaths were reported for a total of 7,545.

The state also announced that 42,000 tests were performed in a single day. The week-long test positivity rate is at 3.9 percent.