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Of 12,856 new tests, 22 came back positive Monday in Champaign County, bringing its pandemic total to 19,181.

Active cases were down by 25, to 374. Hospitalizations held at 10.

Active close contacts in quarantine now total 421, down by 27 overnight.

Here’s an updated rundown of county ZIP codes with active cases, according to health district data:

  • 61820/Champaign: 106 active
  • 61821/Champaign: 52 active
  • 61801/Urbana: 50 active
  • 61866/Rantoul: 34 active
  • 61802/Urbana: 34 active
  • 61822/Champaign: 33 active
  • 61853/Mahomet: 25 active
  • 61880/Tolono: 13 active
  • 61873/St. Joseph: 8 active
  • 61874/Savoy: 6 active
  • 61862/Penfield: 2 active
  • 61877/Sidney: 2 active
  • 61878/Thomasboro: 2 active
  • 61843/Fisher: 1 active
  • 61847/Gifford: 1 active
  • 61849/Homer: 1 active
  • 60949/Ludlow: 1 active
  • 61863/Pesotum: 1 active
  • 61810/Allerton: 0 active
  • 61816/Broadlands: 0 active
  • 61840/Dewey: 0 active
  • 61845/Foosland: 0 active
  • 61851/Ivesdale: 0 active
  • 61852/Longview: 0 active
  • 61859/Ogden: 0 active
  • 61864/Philo: 0 active
  • 61871/Royal: 0 active
  • 61872/Sadorus: 0 active
  • 61875/Seymour: 0 active





County cases




Here’s a breakdown of Champaign County positive tests by age group over the course of the pandemic:

  • 20.01 to 30: 5,729 cases
  • 10.01 to 20: 3,982 cases
  • 30.01 to 40: 2,336 cases
  • 40.01 to 50: 1,992 cases
  • 50.01 to 60: 1,652 cases
  • 60.01 to 70: 1,266 cases
  • 10-and-under: 1,210 cases
  • 70.01 to 80: 546 cases
  • 80.01 to 90: 307 cases
  • 90.01 to 100: 152 cases
  • 100-plus: 6 cases





County deaths




Here’s a breakdown of COVID deaths by age group over the course of the pandemic:

  • 80.01 to 90: 44 deaths
  • 70.01 to 80: 33 deaths
  • 90.01 to 100: 27 deaths
  • 60.01 to 70: 17 deaths
  • 50.01 to 60: 6 deaths
  • 40.01 to 50: 6 deaths
  • 30.01 to 40: 3 deaths
  • 100-and-above: 1 death
  • 20.01 to 30: 1 death





County hospitalized




The county’s pandemic totals, according to the health district:

  • 2,086,937 tests
  • 19,181 confirmed cases
  • 374 active cases
  • 18,669 recovered cases
  • 138 fatalities
  • 10 county residents hospitalized
  • 25,835 close contacts quarantined
  • 3,105 close contacts that became positive

Champaign County’s seven-day positivity rate dropped for the second straight day — from 3.0 to 2.7 percent — after new totals from April 2 (585 tests, 24 cases) were added to its total.

Here’s look at Saturday’s seven-day rates for area counties:

  • Piatt County: 1.8 percent (-0.1)
  • Vermilion County: 1.9 percent (+0.2)
  • DeWitt County: 2.0 percent (-0.2)
  • Iroquois County: 2.2 percent (+0.1)
  • Douglas County: 2.3 percent (+0.3)
  • Ford County: 2.4 percent (+0.8)
  • Champaign County: 2.7 percent (-0.3)
  • Moultrie County: 2.8 percent (-0.1)

Note: Champaign County’s rate, as calculated by the Illinois Department of Public Health, excludes the UI’s daily saliva testing. The county’s rate if UI testing were included: 0.6 percent, unchanged overnight.







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A woman in her 70s became the 123rd Vermilion County resident to lose their life to COVID-19, the local health department reported Monday.

“Our sympathies go out to her family and friends,” Vermilion health Administrator Doug Toole said.

The number of confirmed cases in Vermilion County rose by 11 Monday, bringing its pandemic total to 8,863. The new cases span several days.

With eight residents released from isolation, the county also reported 247 active cases and two COVID-positive residents hospitalized.

How the new cases break down by age:

  • Two residents in their 70s
  • One in their 50s
  • Two in their 40s
  • One in their 30s
  • Two in their 20s
  • Three teens






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Getting all students vaccinated by next month’s end of the semester would ‘make a tremendous difference in terms of how we approach the fall semester and beyond,’ UI Chancellor Robert Jones said Monday.




The News-Gazette’s Ben Zigterman reports:

As it plans for a return to mostly in-person classes, the University of Illinois released its course catalog Monday for the fall semester.

“The vast majority of courses will be offered in-person,” Chancellor Robert Jones said at a meeting Monday.

Only courses with more than 200 students will remain online or in a hybrid format, he said.

While there was an increase in cases on campus last week that Jones expressed concern about, he was pleased with Monday’s announcement that everyone 16 and older in Champaign County is now eligible for the vaccine.

“The downside is that we still are facing a situation where the demand for vaccinations at this moment exceeds the supply,” he said.

The UI hopes to vaccinate all its students before the semester ends in about five weeks.

Jones said there is a “real possibility of getting our students and the rest of our faculty and staff vaccinated before the end of this semester. And that’s going to make a tremendous difference in terms of how we approach the fall semester and beyond.”







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Two cases emerged from 3,221 tests Sunday on the UI campus, according to data updated Monday.

The campus’ seven-day positivity rate is 0.16 percent. The total number of cases throughout the pandemic now stands at 6,450.

Over the past week, the campus has reported 85 positive tests — 48 involving undergrads, 11 faculty/staff members, six grad students and 20 classified as “other.”



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