Health Department Coronavirus Update 0430

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For Immediate Release
Date: April 30, 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 191 additional cases of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and four new deaths in Lake County since yesterday. This brings the total number of Lake County COVID-19 cases to 3,621 including 127 deaths (as of April 30, 2020, 1:45 p.m.).

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

  • One man and one woman in their 60s
  • One woman in her 80s
  • One woman in her 90s

The Health Department is investigating 33 long-term care facilities in the county that have two or more positive cases. These 33 facilities have a combined total of 567 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 83 deaths.

"Tomorrow, changes to the Governor's stay at home order will take effect, more businesses will be considered essential, and non-essential businesses will be able to re-open to fulfill phone and online orders for curbside pick-up and delivery,” said Lake County Health Department Executive Director Mark Pfister. "We offer our support to our essential workersif you are working during this time, please take precautions to avoid being infected with COVID-19 so you don’t bring the virus back to your household. Please visit the Health Department website for guidance on how to protect yourself, how to make and use cloth face coverings, and for information on what to do if someone in your workplace tests positive for COVID-19."

Visit for English and Spanish resources for essential workers and employers.  

Anyone with concerns about safety in their workplace because their employer is not following social distancing guidelines can contact the Attorney General's Workplace Rights Bureau at (844) 740-5076 or through to file a complaint.

New Cases
(since last update)

New Deaths
(since last update)

Total Cases Total Deaths
191 4 3,621 127


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   

Governor J.B. 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. On April 23, 2020, the Governor announced plans to issue another order with modified stay-at-home guidelines, including mandatory use of face coverings, effective May 1-30, 2020.  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