63 deaths statewide include Ford County man in 90s ... Seven-day positivity rates hold in Champaign County (0.5%), Region 6 (7.3%), on UI campus (0.2%). State rate jumps from 5.6% to 6.1% ... Rise in Rantoul cases linked to 69-case outbreak at Lincoln's Challenge Academy ... In Champaign County, hospitalizations unchanged (7), active cases down five (301), recovered up 51 (5,523), close contacts in quarantine up 35 (1,082).

63 deaths statewide include Ford County man in 90s ... Seven-day positivity rates hold in Champaign County (0.5%), Region 6 (7.3%), on UI campus (0.2%). State rate jumps from 5.6% to 6.1% ... Rise in Rantoul cases linked to 69-case outbreak at Lincoln's Challenge Academy ... In Champaign County, hospitalizations unchanged (7), active cases down five (301), recovered up 51 (5,523), close contacts in quarantine up 35 (1,082).

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