Area COVID-19 Dashboard for January 7, 2022

Two additional Covid-19 deaths were reported on the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District website today. The total number of deaths this month blamed on the Coronavirus moves up to seven. Thus far, the county has lost five male and two female residents, all over the age of 50, to the respiratory disease.

Departing from the previous 10-day isolation protocol, the CDC recommends if you test positive for Covid-19 to stay home for five days in isolation. If you have no symptoms or your symptoms have decrease after five days, you can leave isolation but continue to wear a mask around others for five additional days to prevent spreading the virus to others in the community. If you have a fever, continue to stay home until your fever goes away.

"The Omicron variant is spreading quickly and has the potential to impact all facets of our society. CDC’s updated recommendations for isolation and quarantine balance what we know about the spread of the virus and the protection provided by vaccination and booster doses," said Dr. Rochelle Walenskym, Director of the CDC, in a statement released earlier this week. "These updates ensure people can safely continue their daily lives. Prevention is our best option: get vaccinated, get boosted, wear a mask in public indoor settings in areas of substantial and high community transmission, and take a test before you gather."

Active Champaign County Cases:


Net change in the county: +503

Current local cases 1/7/22
Number in parenthesis indicates new cases since 1/6/22

Ogden • 42 (3)
Royal • 4 (0)
St. Joseph • 210 (23)
Urbana • 2329 (225)
Sidney • 57 (10)
Philo • 67 (6)
Tolono • 170 (10)
Sadorus • 17 (2)
Pesotum • 23 (1)

Total Active Local Cases:


Net change in local cases: 194

Total Local Confirmed Cases: 16,637

New cases: +280

The information on this page is compiled from the latest figures provide by the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District at the time of publishing. Active cases are the number of confirmed cases reported currently in isolation. Local is defined as cases within the nine communities The Sentinel covers.