OTTAWA – Two men have died of COVID-19 related complications according to the LaSalle County Health Department. The men, one in his 60s and one in his 80s are the latest residents to have died. There are 226 new COVID-19 cases in the county. The health department is reporting a little over 48% of residents are vaccinated, and over half of all eligible residents are vaccinated in the state. Case numbers continue on the rise in the county in comparison to last month. The death toll in the county since the pandemic began is up to 331.