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First Confirmed Coronavirus Case In Champaign County


In this image from a scanning electron microscope, the new coronavirus is in orange. NAID-RML

CHAMPAIGN – On Sunday afternoon, the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District announced the first case of COVID-19 in Champaign County.

Health officials said the patient is a woman in her 50’s. She is in home isolation and recovering. 

On Saturday, the number of Illinois coronavirus cases rose to 66 from 48 as residents with the illness emerged in central and southern regions of the state.

The director of the state health department says the number of Illinois cases should “increase dramatically” as results come in from private labs.

The Illinois Tollway says drivers must pay electronically and stop using cash in order to protect themselves and workers at toll booths. 

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