Health Department Coronavirus Update 0427

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For Immediate Release
Date: April 27, 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 337 additional cases of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and seven new deaths in Lake County since Friday. This brings the total number of Lake County COVID-19 cases to 3,091 including 114 deaths (as of April 27, 2020, 1:45 p.m.).

The seven new deaths are among residents who all had underlying health conditions, a risk factor for severe illness from COVID-19, and include:

  • One man in his 50s
  • Two women in their 70s
  • One man in his 80s
  • Two men and one woman in their 90s

The Health Department is investigating 30 long-term care facilities in the county that have two or more positive cases. These 30 facilities have a combined total of 486 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 71 deaths.

"I want to personally thank everyone in Lake County who has gone out of their way to stop the spread of COVID-19 by staying home, wearing face coverings, practicing social distancing, and routinely washing their hands," said Lake County Health Department Executive Director Mark Pfister. "Remember, this is a marathon, not a sprint. Please continue to follow the Governor's executive order."

Residents are encouraged to visit the Health Department’s Coronavirus Data Hub, a centralized place to view COVID-19 data in Lake County. New additions to the data hub include long-term care facility data, a new Food Pantry Locations map, a COVID-19 Testing Sites Locator, and a chart showing the number of COVID-19 cases reported by date. The data hub can be viewed at:

New Cases
(since last update)

New Deaths
(since last update)

Total Cases Total Deaths
337 7 3,091 114


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

Illinois has launched Call4Calm, a free emotional support text line for Illinois residents experiencing stress and mental health issues related to COVID-19. To speak with a mental health professional, text “TALK” or “HABLAR” (for Spanish) to 552020.

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