First area Coronavirus case confirmed

The number of confirmed cases of the Coronavirus has risen to 33 in Champaign County. According to the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District, one of the newest positive diagnosis is located in the 61873 zip code.

Of the 33 active cases reported by the CUPHD, 15 of those individuals are currently hospitalized. Despite Governor J.B. Pritzker's shelter-in-place order and residents observing social distancing protocols, the number of confirmed cases have risen to 6,980 cases in Illinois.

Virologists and behavioral biologist models expect the pandemic to reach its peak over the next two to three weeks.

The latest data shows that adults between the ages of 31 and 40 make up nearly half of the total infected in the Champaign County.

While no deaths have been reported in the county, more than 140 COVID-19 related deaths have occurred in Illinois.

The website also list five individuals as recovered in the latest data from the public health agency.

Across Illinois as of April 1, the Illinois Department of Public Health says around 40,384 residents have been tested.