COVID-19 Champaign County Snapshot
Data is updated weekly by Friday morning
Last update: Friday, March 24
Community Transmission refers to how much SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, is spreading in a community. Community Transmission is the metric that is currently recommended to guide infection control practices in healthcare settings. This is to allow for earlier intervention, before there is a strain on the healthcare system (see COVID-19 Community Level below), and so that people getting care in these settings are better protected.
The Community Transmission metric is different from the COVID-19 Community Level metric, which is to be used by the public in non-healthcare settings. COVID-19 Community Levels are ways to measure the effects of COVID-19 in terms of hospitalizations and stress on the healthcare system, while taking the community transmission level into account.