16 new confirmed COVID-19 cases in Cleveland brings city's total to 164

Posted at 7:49 PM, Apr 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-04 19:37:24-04

CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Department of Public Health (CDPH) was notified Friday of 16 new positive COVID-19 tests in Cleveland residents, bringing the total confirmed cases in the city to 164.

The new cases include both males and females, whose ages range from in their 20s to in their 80s, the city of Cleveland said.

CDPH is working to identify those who may have come into close contact with the 16 residents who tested positive for potential testing or monitoring, according to CDPH.

On Friday, Mayor Frank Jackson announced that the city has established an emergency working capital fund to help maintain the business community. It includes up to $10,000 loan with no fees and no interest or payments due until Jan. 1, 2021. After that date, the loans will carry 1% interest and will come with payments of $150 a month until the loan is repaid. To download the application, click here.

Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish has confirmed that six county jail inmates have tested positive for COVID-19, with two more under suspicion for having the virus.

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