As of Jan. 24, there have been 15,815 Champaign County residents under 20-years-old who have tested positive for COVID-19, according to numbers being reported to the Illinois Department of Public Health.
There have been 798,794 residents under 20-years-old in the county who had been tested, meaning that two percent of those tested have the coronavirus. Through Jan. 24, there have been 55,306 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 250 deaths from the coronavirus in Champaign County.
Illinois was home to some of the first reported COVID-19 cases in the US. It has suffered numerous waves of the pandemic, which peaked in the fall of 2020. As the Midwestern hub of the US, Illinois businesses suffered greatly, including layoffs at two major airlines based in the state.
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