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

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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. 

COVID-19 is a rapidly evolving story, and we are working hard to bring you the most up-to-date information. We recommend checking the Coronavirus Information Center for the most recent numbers and guidance.

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Reginald Hardwick

Reginald Hardwick

Reginald Hardwick is the News & Public Affairs Director for the Illinois Newsroom. He started at WILL in October of 2019 after serving as News Director for WKAR in East Lansing, Michigan. Previously, he was a news producer and manager at the NBC station in Dallas, where he won 7 Emmy awards. Born in Vietnam, Reginald is a graduate of the University of Northern Colorado. Email: rh14@illinois.edu Twitter: @RNewsWILL

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