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Posted on: January 24, 2020

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Coronavirus Update 

For the latest information about the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19), please visit:

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is closely monitoring an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) coronavirus (named COVID-19) that was first detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China and which continues to spread. Chinese health officials have reported thousands of infections with COVID-19 in China, including outside of Hubei Province. Infections with COVID-19 also are being reported in a growing number of international locations, including the United States.

The Lake County Health Department is monitoring the situation and will continue to provide updates on our website and social media platforms. We continue to actively disseminate recommendations to Lake County hospitals, healthcare providers, infection control nurses, the Great Lake Naval Base, and private institutions to promote awareness and readiness. Our Communicable Disease staff are responding to inquiries from residents, schools, and other organizations, providing them with guidance and education as needed.

Find information on COVID-19, resources for Lake County healthcare providers and schools on our webpage:
Lake County Health Department: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

What are the symptoms of coronavirus?

Common human coronaviruses usually cause mild to moderate upper-respiratory tract illnesses, like the common cold. These illnesses usually only last for a short amount of time. Symptoms may include:

  • runny nose
  • headache
  • cough
  • sore throat
  • fever
  • a general feeling of being unwell

Human coronaviruses can sometimes cause lower-respiratory tract illnesses, such as pneumonia or bronchitis. 

If you have been to China in the past two weeks or have been in contact with someone who has COVID-19 AND you have symptoms, please call your health care provider so they can make arrangements for you to be assessed.

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