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To use the map, hover your mouse over a municipality to view the number of cases reported. The data displayed is a range of cases, for example, fewer than 5, 5 to 9, 10-14, etc.
Areas on the map with a higher prevalence of reported cases per 10,000 residents are shaded darker. For example, if both Lake Forest and Highland Park have the same number of cases, Lake Forest will display as darker on the map because it has fewer residents, so the prevalence per 10,000 is higher.
The dashboard currently shows a higher concentration of cases in the southeast portion of the county. There could be many reasons for this. The Lake County Health Department cautions that:
There are a number of reasons that one community may have a higher number of positive cases:
It is safe to assume that every community in Lake County is impacted by COVID-19.
The Lake County Health Department reminds everyone that the best way to prevent the spread of COVID-19 is to practice social distancing and follow the governor’s stay-at-home order. The best way to prevent the spread is by: