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Sunday's coronavirus updates: Vermilion surpasses 9,000 cases for pandemic; Champaign County active count falls by 16; 3,372 tests, 4 positive on UI campus

Active cases now total 466 in Champaign County. The ZIP codes/towns with the most: 61820/Champaign, 114 (-5) ... 61821/Champaign, 99 (+3) ... 61801/Urbana, 54 (+2) ... 61822/Champaign, 45 (-4) ... 61802/Urbana, 41 (-3) ... Rantoul, 25 (-5) ... Mahomet, 22 (-3) ... Savoy, 12 (-2) ... Tolono, 11 (-2). Read more


Sunday's vaccination updates: Of adults 16 and older in Champaign County, 47.2% (81,476) have received at least one dose, 35.8% (61,850) fully vaccinated

Total doses administered in area counties: Champaign, 143,326 (+1,080) ... DeWitt, 8,195 (+30) ... Douglas, 9,381 (+45) ... Ford, 7,903 (+10) ... Iroquois, 13,756 (+15) ... Piatt, 10,260 (+21) ... Vermilion, 34,016 (+172). Read more


Coronavirus response | New maps show areas to target for vaccine outreach

With about one-third of Champaign County residents now fully vaccinated for COVID-19, the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District is using some newly-mapped data to zero in on the areas where fewer people have yet to get their first shot. Read more


Top of the Morning, April 18, 2021

The 115 members that make up the Mask Makers for Douglas County celebrated their one-year anniversary of doing their very best for the community during a pandemic. Read more


Saturday's vaccination updates: After 10,515 doses in five days, 46.8% of Champaign County adults over 16 have received at least one dose, 35.5% fully vaccinated

Total doses administered in area counties: Champaign, 142,246 (+1,872) ... DeWitt, 8,165 (+187) ... Douglas, 9,336 (+185) ... Ford, 7,893 (+149) ... Iroquois, 13,741 (+52) ... Piatt, 10,239 (+28) ... Vermilion, 33,844 (+302). Read more

National Updates

Stocks pull back from record highs in early US trading

Stocks are easing lower in early trading on Wall Street, pulling major indexes slightly below the record highs they reached last week. The … Read more

India's capital to lock down amid devastating virus surge

NEW DELHI (AP) — New Delhi imposed a weeklong lockdown Monday night to prevent the collapse of the Indian capital's health system, which au… Read more

Luke Bryan wins top ACM Award, but female acts own the night

NEW YORK (AP) — Carrie Underwood brought the Academy of Country Music Awards to church. Maren Morris won the most awards of the night, incl… Read more

Biden pressed on emissions goal as climate summit nears

WASHINGTON (AP) — When President Joe Biden convenes a virtual climate summit on Thursday, he faces a vexing task: how to put forward a nonb… Read more

The Latest: EU to purchase 100 million more vaccine doses

BERLIN — Pharmaceutical company BioNTech and its U.S. partner Pfizer say they will provide 100 million more doses of their coronavirus vacc… Read more

Australia-New Zealand travel bubble opens with joy, tears

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — As the passengers walked a little dazed through the airport gates, they were embraced one after another by f… Read more

Figure Skating in Harlem finds ways to deal with pandemic

For months last year, Figure Skating in Harlem included no figure skating. Read more

Remote Alaska villages boast high vaccination rates

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — John Waghiyi remembers rushing his cousin to the clinic in the Bering Sea city of Savoonga in December, worried he wa… Read more

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Asian shares mixed amid cautious outlook for global economy

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mixed Monday amid cautious optimism about a global rebound from the coronavirus pandemic. Read more