Fridays coronavirus updates: New cases continue decline on campus as seven-day positivity rate falls to 0.7%; Blue Ridge district going all-remote after four positive tests – Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

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The seven-day positivity rate on school continues to pattern downward, going from 0.9 to 0.7 percent Friday after numbers from Wednesday and Thursday were tallied Friday.Of 11,993 new tests on Wednesday, 47 returned positive, a rate of 0.4 percent.

Of 6,626 new tests on Thursday, 34 came back positive, a rate of 0.5 percent.Those are the most affordable positivity rates on back-to-back days on campus since Aug. 27-28, when the UI had successive days of 0.4 percent.Since Aug. 24, when classes started, there have been 1,547 distinct cases of COVID-19 on campus.Since Aug. 16, when move-in week began, there have been 1,829 cases.

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Heres a day-to-day breakdown of tests and special cases considering that students started reporting to campus in mid-August, according to the UIs COVID-19 control panel: Thursday, Sept. 10: 6,626 new tests, 34 brand-new casesWednesday, Sept. 9: 11,993 new tests, 47 brand-new casesTuesday, Sept. 8: 11,621 brand-new tests, 81 new casesMonday, Sept. 7: 6,299 brand-new tests, 69 brand-new casesSunday, Sept. 6: 2,987 new tests, 37 new casesSaturday, Sept. 5: 2,609 new tests, 37 brand-new casesFriday, Sept. 4: 14,204 new tests, 104 brand-new casesThursday, Sept. 3: 14,841 brand-new tests, 88 new casesWednesday, Sept. 2: 7,089 brand-new tests, 120 new casesTuesday, Sept. 1: 14,367 brand-new tests, 199 new casesMonday, Aug. 31: 17,227 new tests, 230 brand-new casesSunday, Aug. 30: 3,640 brand-new tests, 104 brand-new casesSaturday, Aug. 29: 2,895 brand-new tests, 50 brand-new casesFriday, Aug. 28: 15,030 brand-new tests, 65 brand-new casesThursday, Aug. 27: 15,123 new tests, 60 brand-new casesWednesday, Aug. 26: 6,812 brand-new tests, 54 new casesTuesday, Aug. 25: 15,850 brand-new tests, 89 brand-new casesMonday, Aug. 24: 17,656 brand-new tests, 79 brand-new casesSunday, Aug. 23: 4,474 brand-new tests, 53 new casesSaturday, Aug. 22: 3,326 new tests, 43 new casesFriday, Aug. 21: 10,877 new tests, 54 new casesThursday, Aug. 20: 10,742 brand-new tests, 52 brand-new casesWednesday, Aug. 19: 6,300 new tests, 29 new casesTuesday, Aug. 18: 6,162 new tests, 20 brand-new casesMonday, Aug. 17: 9,064 new tests, 24 new casesSunday, Aug. 16: 2,453 new tests, 7 brand-new cases

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After tape-recording four positive tests for COVID-19 today, the Blue Ridge school district will move to all-remote knowing through at least Sept. 25, Piatt County Journal-Republican Editor Steve Hoffman reports.Blue Ridge ends up being the very first whole district in the area to move to all-remote knowing; over the previous 3 weeks, similar action was taken at two high schools, Cerro Gordo and Salt Fork.The positive tests included 2 staff members, a trainee at Schneider Elementary and a student at Blue Ridge High School.

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” We are coordinating our efforts with the DeWitt/Piatt Bi-County Health Department to promptly identify and keep an eye on people who have had current contact with the COVID-19 individuals to prevent additional spread within our school and community,” Superintendent Hillary Stanifer said. “We are following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as well as state and regional health departments for best procedures and practices to secure everyones health.” Monday will be a remote planning day for staff with no work designated to students who had actually been attending 2 days each week in individual. Remote instruction for all students will begin the next day.Staff members and trainees who were in close contact with the COVID-19 cases will be in quarantine for 14 days. A deep clean of district structures is likewise prepared.

The variety of brand-new cases in Ford County grew by five Friday, to 125. Of those, 19 are categorized as active and one citizen has been hospitalized, according to the county health department.The 20-to-29 age group has had the most cases (22 ), followed by 30-to-39 (19 ).

Counties colored in orange are on the states caution zone.

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County metrics are evaluated every Friday; any county with 2 or more threat indicators, as defined by the state, is added.Of concern in Vermilion, according to IDPH:– New cases per 100,000: Vermilion is at 96, substantially greater than the target rate of 50 or less.” This is a warning, and a chance for us to remind and encourage locals and organizations to be thoughtful,” Vermilion County Public Health Administrator Doug Toole said. ClairTazewellVermilionWashington WilliamsonAlthough the factors for counties reaching a caution level vary, some of the common aspects include: a boost in cases and break outs are associated with college celebrations, wedding events, large gatherings, bars and clubs, long-lasting care centers and other congregate settings, travel to neighboring states, and spread among members of the exact same household who are not separating at home.

Vermilion was among 30 counties statewide added to the COVID-19 warning level list Friday, the Illinois Department of Public Health revealed.

Later On Friday, Toole announced the county had 13 brand-new cases, including a young child, pressing its overall to 418. Contracting the infection: 4 locals in their 20s, four in their 50s and two in their 70s, as well as one individual each in their 30s and 60s. 3 of the brand-new cases remain in the same household, two others remain in another family, and one just recently took a trip to an amusement park, Toole stated.

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Of 738 Champaign County citizens with active cases of COVID-19, just one is hospitalized.( As Deb Pressey reported Thursday, that doesnt imply local medical facilities have just one COVID client– Carle, which draws from a 41-county area, had 20 patients at its medical facility in Urbana today). Of 22,293 new tests over the past two days in Champaign County, 356 came back positive, a rate of 1.6 percent, C-U Public Health reported Friday.The countys seven-day positivity rate is 1.0 percent, up a little from Wednesdays 0.7 percent but well under the states rate of 3.9 percent.

Other varieties of note from Fridays case information, which spans 2 days due to the fact that CUPHD was focusing on case investigations Thursday and didnt upgrade totals: Of the 356 brand-new cases, 304 included residents of Campustowns two ZIP codes– 61820 (up 255) and 61801 (up 49). Of 738 active cases, 601 are from those 2 ZIP codes.Active cases increased by 108 given that Wednesday.Recovered cases were up 248 (to 2,662). A 28th county ZIP code was contributed to the validated case list Friday– Allertons 61810, which straddles both Champaign and Vermilion counties.Over the course of the pandemic, 347,668 tests have now produced 3,420 cases. The variety of coronavirus-related deaths remains 20.

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Heres an updated rundown of county ZIP codes with active cases followed by their total variety of cases, according to C-U Public Health District information. (Note that the modifications cover 2 days worth of data, as no cases were updated on Thursday).61820/ Champaign: 521 active (up 58 from Wednesday), 1,482 overall (up 255) 61801/Urbana: 80 active (up 20 from Wednesday), 310 overall (up 49) 61822/Champaign: 26 active (up eight from Wednesday), 236 total (up 13) 61821/Champaign: 22 active (up four from Wednesday), 368 overall (up 10) 61802/Urbana: 19 active (up five from Wednesday), 285 total (up seven) 61873/St. Joseph: 15 active (down 2 from Wednesday), 57 overall (up 3) 61853/Mahomet: 12 active (up three from Wednesday), 118 overall (up 4) 61874/Savoy: 12 active (up 4 from Wednesday), 88 overall (up 4) 61866/Rantoul: 8 active (up one from Wednesday), 285 total (up one) 61880/Tolono: 7 active (up one from Wednesday), 46 total (up one) 61863/Pesotum: 3 active (up one from Wednesday), 12 overall (up two) 61878/Thomasboro: 3 active (up one from Wednesday), 9 overall (up one) 61877/Sidney: 2 active (up one from Wednesday), 17 overall (up one) 61859/Ogden: 2 active (up one from Wednesday), 6 overall (up one) 61843/Fisher: 1 active (down one from Wednesday), 33 overall (up one) 61864/Philo: 1 active (up one from Wednesday), 12 total (up one) 61847/Gifford: 1 active (unchanged from Wednesday), 8 overall (unchanged) 61872/Sadorus: 1 active (the same from Wednesday), 4 total (unchanged) 61810/Allerton: 1 active (up one from Wednesday), 1 total (up one) 61845/Foosland: 0 active (the same from Wednesday), 10 overall (unchanged) 61875/Seymour: 0 active (the same from Wednesday), 6 total (the same) 61849/Homer: 0 active (the same from Wednesday), 6 total (the same) 60949/Ludlow: 0 active (the same from Wednesday), 6 total (the same) 61840/Dewey: 0 active (the same from Wednesday), 5 total (unchanged) 61871/Royal: 0 active (the same from Wednesday), 5 total (unchanged) 61816/Broadlands: 0 active (the same from Wednesday), 1 overall (unchanged) 61851/Ivesdale: 0 active (unchanged from Wednesday), 1 total (unchanged) 61862/Penfield: 0 active (unchanged from Wednesday), 1 total (unchanged).

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Heres an upgraded breakdown of confirmed county cases by age, according to CUPHD data:.

11 to 20: 1,331 cases (up 231 from Wednesday); 30.1 percent of all tests in Champaign County21 to 30: 870 cases (up 98 from Wednesday); 31.2 percent of tests31 to 40: 381 cases (up nine from Wednesday); 11.1 percent of tests41 to 50: 271 cases (up eight from Wednesday); 8.9 percent of tests51 to 60: 220 cases (up 6 from Wednesday); 8.2 percent of tests10 and under: 136 cases (up 2 from Wednesday); 1.8 percent of tests61 to 70: 114 cases (up 2 from Wednesday); 5.1 percent of tests71 to 80: 54 cases (up one from Wednesday); 2.1 percent of tests81 to 90: 32 cases (unchanged from Wednesday); 1.0 percent of tests91 to 100: 11 cases (unchanged from Wednesday); 0.4 percent of tests.

Of 56,661 brand-new tests statewide, 2,145 came back favorable Friday, a rate of 3.8 percent.The states seven-day positivity rate was up somewhat, from 3.8 to 3.9 percent.The Illinois Department of Public Health also reported 32 lives lost to COVID-19 on Friday: Coles County: 1 male 80sCook County: 1 female 50s, 1 male 60s, 2 females 70s, 4 women 80s, 1 female 90sDuPage County: 1 female 60s, 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s, 1 male 80sGreene County: 1 male 60sJersey County: 1 female 80sKane County: 1 female 60s, 1 female 90s Lake County: 1 male 70sMacon County: 1 female 90sMadison County: 1 female 70s, 1 female 90sPeoria County: 1 female 90sRock Island County: 1 female 80sSt. Clair County: 1 male 70s, 1 male 90sTazewell County: 1 female 70sWayne County: 1 female 70sWill County: 1 female 70s, 1 female 90sWilliamson County: 1 female 70s, 1 male 80sPandemic totals, according to IDPH: 4,632,382 tests, 257,788 cases, 8,273 deaths.

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County metrics are assessed every Friday; any county with two or more danger indicators, as defined by the state, is added.Of concern in Vermilion, according to IDPH:– New cases per 100,000: Vermilion is at 96, considerably higher than the target rate of 50 or less. Later On Friday, Toole announced the county had 13 new cases, including a young child, pushing its total to 418. 3 of the new cases are in the exact same family, 2 others are in another household, and one just recently took a trip to a style park, Toole stated.

Of 22,293 new tests over the previous two days in Champaign County, 356 came back favorable, a rate of 1.6 percent, C-U Public Health reported Friday.The countys seven-day positivity rate is 1.0 percent, up a little from Wednesdays 0.7 percent but well under the states rate of 3.9 percent.

Other numbers of note from Fridays case information, which spans 2 days due to the fact that CUPHD was prioritizing case investigations Thursday and didnt update overalls: Of the 356 brand-new cases, 304 involved citizens of Campustowns two ZIP codes– 61820 (up 255) and 61801 (up 49).

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