Health Department Coronavirus Update 0410

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For Immediate Release
Date: April 10, 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 119 additional cases of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and five new deaths in Lake County. This brings the total number of Lake County COVID-19 cases to 1,243, including 34 deaths (as of April 10, 2020, 1:45 p.m.).

The five new deaths reported include:

  • Two men in their 70s, both with underlying health conditions
  • One man in his 80s with underlying health conditions
  • One man and one woman in their 90s, both with underlying health conditions

The Health Department is investigating 22 long-term care facilities in the county that have two or more positive cases. These 22 facilities have a combined total of 217 confirmed COVID-19 cases.

"We continue to see COVID-19 spreading in our community and urge our residents to protect themselves and others," said Lake County Health Department Executive Director Mark Pfister. "Some people with the virus will have no symptoms but can still pass the virus to others. The most loving thing you can do for your family, friends, and community is to wear a cloth face covering when you must go out, and whenever you can, stay home."

PLEASE NOTE: Unless breaking news occurs, daily press releases will be discontinued on Saturdays and Sundays.  Case counts will continue to be updated daily at

New Cases
(since last update)

New Deaths
(since last update)

Total Cases Total Deaths
119 5 1,243 34


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 data hub
  • 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