2 more cases of coronavirus confirmed in Champaign county; both UIUC employees

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CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WCIA) — 2 more cases of coronavirus disease in Champaign County have been confirmed by the Champaign-Urbana Public Health Department.

According to CUPHD, one resident is a male in his 30’s and the other is a male in his 50’s.

They are both employees of the University of Illinois.

The first was last on campus on March 13. That individual was tested on March 15, received medical treatment and has been in self-quarantine at home since that time.

CUPHD has traced the activities of the individual prior to the self-quarantine and contacted the students, employees and community members who may have been in close proximity to the individual. But in this case, the CUPHD believes the risk of transmission is very low.

The second employee was tested on March 18. In this case, CUPHD reports this individual has not had any contact with others, is in self-quarantine and the risk of transmission is very low.

They are both in home isolation and are recovering.

Public health officials are identifying and contacting all close contacts.

Champaign County has a total of three cases at this time.

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