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Coronavirus Info Guide: Info & data

Misinformation is "a serious threat to public health." Get the facts.

The U.S. Surgeon General reports that misinformation is a serious threat to public health. You can help stop it: read the advisory, "Confronting Health Misinformation" and get the facts. The Illinois Department of Public Health provides accurate, updated, and clear information on a variety of topics, including the COVID-19 Delta Variant, Protect Against COVID-19, What If I've Been Exposed?, and Face Coverings Dos and Dont's.

Statistics & data

Lake County data hub - local counts, updated daily

Illinois Department of Health: Lake County - metrics

Statistics - statewide counts, updated daily

Illinois Region 9 - metrics for Lake & McHenry counties

Hospital resource utilization - for the state and each region

Situation summary - U.S. counts, updated daily

Forecasting - projected weekly COVID-19 cases and deaths, based on current data and trends; select by state and/or county


Other reliable resources


Perspectives on a global pandemic

Audio Diaries from Healthcare Workers During COVID-19 

Listen to audio diaries featuring more than 200 frontline healthcare workers in the fight against COVID-19. The Library of Congress makes this collection available, providing firsthand testimonies from hospitals and communities across the country as the public health crisis unfolded. The audio library was donated by The Nocturnists, a San Francisco-based independent medical storytelling community and podcast.

Visual Explainer

A continuing series of deceptively simple animated graphics created by Toby Morris and Siouxsie Wiles and published by The Spinoff makes it easy to understand all aspects of the pandemic including transmission, prevention, vaccines, and the COVID-19 vocabulary we've all been learning since March 2020.