Champaign County Excels in Vaccinations

Champaign County continues to lead the charge in both COVID-19 testing and vaccinations, with another huge milestone happening on Wednesday, May 5th. 90,000 Champaign County residents have now received at least one dose of the COVID vaccine. 

52.3 percent of the county has now received at least one shot, and 43.1 percent has been fully vaccinated. Most of these vaccines have been given out in Champaign, with Danville lacking in distribution. 

Champaign is also ahead of the game in preventing the disease with another improving week with less hospital patients due to COVID and less people dying from the disease that has caused a pandemic.There are also less close contact individuals being forced to quarantine. 

The University of Illinois has also seen a similar decline in cases and positivity rate, with last week being a miniscule .06 percent positivity rate. In the last week, the University has seen only 30 cases and has completed nearly 50,000 tests. 

Although the University has a lower positivity rate, Champaign County is still very far ahead of the surrounding counties.

Hampden Keil

Hampden Keil is a senior at the University of Illinois majoring in journalism with a concentration in recreational sport and tourism. He loves everything to do with food and sports, especially hockey and football. He is an active member of Acacia Fraternity. Keil loves watching the Blackhawks and Bears. In the past, he served as an analyst for the Illini club hockey games.