WSPY Coronavirus Logo

LaSalle County Health Department officials are now confirming an additional COVID-19 case in LaSalle County.

The case is a male in his 40’s with no history of travel or contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19. Officials say the individual is recovering at home in isolation.

Public health officials are in the beginning stages of the investigation and are working to identify and investigate all individuals who were in contact with the case.

In a statement, more information was also given about how health department officials are not reporting specific towns residents who contract COVID-19 are from.

LaSalle County Health Department officials say that federal privacy restrictions prohibit the release of any additional information.

The case, reported late Sunday, is the second in LaSalle County. A female in her teens was reported as the county's first case, last week.

Health Department officials say they expect to see additional cases and residents need to assume that they have been exposed to COVID-19.

Residents were again reminded to social distance and to follow the stay at home order in place for all non-essential needs.