LASALLE COUNTY, Ill. (HOI) -- A man in his 80's has become the first death to be reported in LaSalle County due to COVID-19.
The announcement came Saturday morning via a press statement from the LaSalle County Health Department.
The Health Department adds that the man had tested positive earlier for the virus.
“We are deeply saddened to hear of the loss of one of our LaSalle County residents to this illness. Our hearts go out to the family and friends who are mourning the loss of their loved one and we send our sincerest condolences,” LaSalle County Health Department Administrator Julie Kerestes said in a statement.