Lee County COVID-19 Update: April 26, 2021

LEE COUNTY — Between April 20-26, the Lee County Health Department has reported a total of 70 new cases have been reported, including one from the Dixon Correctional Center and six from Jack Mabley. Here are the ages that were reported: 10  under the age of 12, 9 in his or her teens, 9 in his or her 20s, 13 in his or her 30s, 8 in his or her 40s, 9 in his or her 50s, 2 in his or her 60s, and 3 in his or her 70s. 

This brings the total number of cases to 3,786 as of April 26. They also reported as of April 26, 12 residents have been hospitalized and 69 residents have died.

The Lee County Health Department’s website has a COVID-19 section, including information for people who have tested positive. This provides guidance as you wait to hear from one of the health department’s contact tracers. 

There is sometimes a delay between residents receiving their positive results and the report getting to the health department; additionally, they are experiencing a surge in cases and likely have a good number of people already on their list to be contacted in the order received. See www.LCHD.com/Covid19 for more.


As of April 23, according to IDPH 20,610 does of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Lee County, and a total of 9,419 people in Lee County have received both does of the vaccine.

To get scheduled for the vaccine, go to www.LCHD.com and click on the COVID-19 vaccination to self-schedule.