LB COVID Caseload
There were 30-34 cases of COVID-19 reported in Lake Bluff as of Friday afternoon, April 17.
Here is the Friday, April 17, announcement from the Lake County Health Department:
The Lake County Health Department is reporting 156 additional cases of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and one new death in Lake County. This brings the total number of Lake County COVID-19 cases to 1,932 including 70 deaths (as of April 17, 2020, 1:00 p.m.).
The one new death was a woman in her 80s who had underlying health conditions, a risk factor for severe illness from COVID-19.
The Health Department is investigating 27 long-term care facilities in the county that have two or more positive cases. These 27 facilities have a combined total of 338 confirmed COVID-19 cases.
"While the availability of testing for COVID-19 continues to expand in Lake County, we remind our residents who are experiencing symptoms to contact their healthcare provider to inquire about testing, as the availability of test kits and specific testing criteria vary by provider," said Lake County Health Department Executive Director Mark Pfister. "We will continue to provide updates to the community as testing capabilities expand.”
The Health Department provides COVID-19 testing by appointment only at its Respiratory Illness Clinic at the North Chicago Health Center, located at 2215 14th St, North Chicago. Walk-ins are not accepted. Testing is currently available for symptomatic patients of the Community Health Center, and to Lake County residents who do not have a healthcare provider who would like to become a patient of the Community Health Center. Please call the Patient Access Center at (847) 377-8800 for an appointment. Patients must complete a COVID-19 telehealth screening to determine if they meet the criteria to be tested for COVID-19.
Lake County continues to promote its ‘Stay Home, Save Lives’ campaign, which covers the basics of COVID-19, social distancing, and the importance of staying at home to protect yourself and others. The toolkit is available at www.lakecountyil.gov/stayhomesavelives and contains a wealth of information in English and Spanish. Organizations interested in promoting the campaign are encouraged to contact Danielle Ryan, firstname.lastname@example.org.
News releases will not be issued on Saturdays and Sundays. Numbers of COVID-19 cases and deaths will continue to be updated daily on the Coronavirus Data Hub, www.lakecountyil.gov/coronavirus.