Health Department Coronavirus Update 0406

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For Immediate Release
Date: April 6, 2020
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Media Phone: 847-377-2001
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Health Department Coronavirus Update

Lake County, Ill. — The Lake County Health Department is reporting 63 new cases of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Lake County and three new deaths since yesterday. This brings the total number of Lake County COVID-19 cases to 819, including 17 deaths (as of April 6, 2020, 1:45 p.m.).

The three deaths include a man in his 60s, a man in his 80s, and a woman in her 90s, all with underlying health conditions, a risk factor for severe illness from COVID-19.

"We are not yet at the peak of this outbreak, and we all need to continue our efforts to limit the spread of COVID-19," said Lake County Health Department Executive Director Mark Pfister. "I will continue saying itthe stay home order is a serious matter. It is very important to stay home and if it is absolutely necessary to leave home, limit the number of people from your household who go out for errands, keep your time in public places to a minimum, maintain a 6 foot distance from other people, and wear a cloth face covering so you don’t spread illness to others."

Today, the Health Department opened its Respiratory Illness Clinic for patients with symptoms of COVID-19 and other respiratory illnesses, located at the North Chicago Health Center, 2215 14th St, North Chicago, IL. Appointments are required, and can be scheduled through the Patient Access Center at (847) 377-8800.

Many people have asked how they can help others during the COVID-19 pandemic. Lake County government has partnered with the United Way of Lake County to coordinate local COVID-19 response volunteer opportunities. Please visit the United Way of Lake County website,, for more information.

New Cases
(since last update)

New Deaths
(since last update)

Total Cases Total Deaths
63 3 819 17


Please visit Lake County's Coronavirus Page for more information, including:

  • How to protect yourself
  • What to do if you are sick   
  • Testing availability
  • Interactive map of cases by municipality
  • Sign up for the Health Department’s COVID-19 newsletter
  • How to get help
  • How to help others    

Please visit Lake County Health Department Modification Page for information on Health Department Service Modifications.

For a list of government closures, visit Lake County's Closure Page.

If you have general questions, please email Public health officials will answer the top questions weekly. Please note, the Health Department will not provide personal medical advice through this email address.

Additional resources   

On Friday, March 20, Governor Pritzker issued Executive Order 2020-10 requiring all Illinoisans to stay in their homes through April 30, 2020, to prevent the further spread of COVID-19.  For more information, please visit

Anyone needing assistance finding food, shelter, rent or utility assistance, or other essential services, CALL 211 or TEXT your zip code to 898211 to speak with someone who can help 24/7. To receive general COVID-19 information via text message, text “COVID19” to 211211. For more information, visit

For general state and national information, please call the Illinois State Hotline at 1-800-899-3931, or visit the Illinois Department of Public Health website at, or the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website at

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Lake County Health Department
3010 Grand Avenue
Waukegan, Illinois 60085
(847) 377-8000