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CHAMPAIGN -- The number of Champaign County residents hospitalized with COVID-19 rose again Thursday, with three more making it 18.

New COVID cases were up by 23, to 20,199, and 13,900 new tests were reported in the past day, according to the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District.

More to know:

-- The number of cases currently active dropped by 17, to 430.

-- The public health district was monitoring 496 close contacts in quarantine, 10 fewer than the day before.

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