Health Department Coronavirus Update 0414

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For Immediate Release
Date: April 14, 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 116 additional cases of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and six new deaths in Lake County since yesterday. This brings the total number of Lake County COVID-19 cases to 1,641, including 56 deaths (as of April 14, 2020, at 1:00 p.m.).

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

  • One man in his 50s
  • One man and one woman in their 70s
  • Two men and one woman in their 80s

The Health Department is investigating 23 long-term care facilities in the county that have two or more positive cases. These 23 facilities have a combined total of 288 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.

"During this time when staying home is so critical, don’t forget to check in with your neighbors, family members, and friends to ask about any stress and anxiety they may be feeling. Though we are physically apart, we can still support one another and stay connected through the phone or via video chat," said Lake County Health Department Executive Director Mark Pfister. “Also, keep in mind that staying active can improve your physical and emotional well-being. Take a walk or go for a bike ride, just remember to stay at least 6 feet away from others when doing so."

New Cases
(since last update)

New Deaths
(since last update)

Total Cases Total Deaths
116 6 1,641 56


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