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For Immediate Release
Date: April 13, 2020
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Media Phone: 847-377-2001
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Health Department Coronavirus Update

Note: One minor mistake regarding gender has been corrected in this release. 

Lake County, Ill. — The Lake County Health Department is reporting 282 additional cases of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and 16 new deaths in Lake County since Friday. This brings the total number of Lake County COVID-19 cases to 1,525, including 50 deaths (as of April 13, 2020, 1:30 p.m.).

The 16 new deaths reported all had underlying medical conditions, a risk factor for severe illness from COVID-19, and include:

  • Six men in their 60s
  • Two men in their 70s
  • One woman in her 70s
  • Two men in their 80s
  • Four women in their 80s
  • One man in his 90s

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 238 confirmed COVID-19 cases. The Health Department continues to work closely with these long-term health facilities to assure that necessary infection control measures are taken.

"The virus that causes COVID-19 spreads mainly through respiratory droplets shared by coughing, sneezing, and talking when you’re in close proximity to another person," said Lake County Health Department Executive Director Mark Pfister. “We ask residents to stay the course with social distancing. We all have to do our part to stop the spread of this illness. Stay home, save lives."

New Cases
(since last update)

New Deaths
(since last update)

Total Cases Total Deaths
282 16 1,525 50


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

  • How to protect yourself
  • What to do if you are sick   
  • Testing availability
  • Coronavirus 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