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For the second consecutive day, the La Salle County Health Department reported five new confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus Tuesday. That brings the county's running total of cases to 215.

The five new cases include a man in his 70s, a man in his 60s, a woman in her 50s, a woman in her 20s and a boy in his teens. Public health officials are working to identify and investigate all individuals who were in contact with them. No other information was made available, citing federal privacy restrictions.

No additional recoveries from the novel coronavirus were reported Tuesday, leaving the running total at 151 cases countywide. There were no additional deaths related to COVID-19, leaving that number since the start of the pandemic at 17.

There have been 7,874 people tested for COVID-19 in La Salle County, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health's website, making up 7.21% of the population.

According to the Illinois Department of Public Health's website, of the county's 215 confirmed cases, 157 are traced to ZIP codes associated with Marseilles (46 cases), Ottawa (34 cases), Sheridan (28 cases), Mendota (21 cases), Streator (seven cases), Peru (six cases), La Salle (six cases) and Somonauk (nine cases), the last of which is partially located in La Salle County.

No other La Salle County ZIP codes have reported more than five confirmed cases.

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