Health Department Coronavirus Update 0407

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For Immediate Release
Date: April 7, 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 106 new cases of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Lake County and five new deaths since yesterday. This brings the total number of Lake County COVID-19 cases to 925, including 22 deaths (as of April 7, 2020, 1:45 p.m.).

The five deaths reported today include:

  • A man in his 50s
  • A woman in her 70s
  • A woman in her 40s with underlying health conditions
  • A woman in her 80s with underlying health conditions
  • A woman in her 90s with underlying health conditions

The Health Department is investigating 19 long-term care facilities in the county that have two or more positive cases. These 19 facilities have a combined total of 135 confirmed COVID-19 cases.

Lake County has released a Coronavirus Data Hub to centralize data related to COVID-19 in Lake County, available at The hub includes the number of cases and deaths in Lake County and in the State of Illinois, an interactive map of COVID-19 cases by municipality, demographic breakdowns of cases, and charts showing trends in cases and deaths over time. An additional dashboard includes Lake County census data, including population and business information, poverty and language levels, and data highlighting the county's at-risk population.

"This data hub is an excellent tool to share information with our community about cases of COVID-19 in Lake County. However, our data does not reflect the greater number of residents who are likely infected and have not been tested," said Lake County Health Department Executive Director Mark Pfister. "This is why we continue to reiterate the importance of staying home unless it is absolutely necessary to go out. By following social distancing guidelines and improving our hand hygiene and cough etiquette habits, we will continue to slow the spread of this disease and protect countless lives.”

The Public Health Emergency Operations Center has received reports of food insecurity in some areas of the county due to food bank/pantry volunteer shortages and increased community need. Anyone needing assistance finding food, shelter, rent or utility assistance, or other essential services can call 211 or TEXT their zip code to 898211 to speak with someone who can help 24/7. United Way of Lake County is also coordinating volunteers via its website,

New Cases
(since last update)

New Deaths
(since last update)

Total Cases Total Deaths
106 5 925 22


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