19 new coronavirus cases in Cleveland, brings total to 92

Posted at 6:29 PM, Mar 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-28 21:42:29-04

CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Department of Public Health (CDPH) was notified Saturday of 19 new positive COVID-19 tests in Cleveland residents, bringing the total confirmed cases in the city to 92.

The new cases include both males and females, whose ages range from in their 20s to in their 90s, the city of Cleveland said.

CDPH is working to identify those who may have come into close contact with the 19 residents who tested positive for potential testing or monitoring.

In order to protect the individuals’ privacy, the CDPH said it will not be releasing any additional demographic information related to the new COVID-19 cases.

The city also shared that Sherwin-Williams generously donated 3,000 N-95 masks to the Cleveland Division of Emergency Medical Service.

“The N-95 masks donated to the Division of EMS will help provide the women and men on the front lines with proper protection as they provide medical care to our community,” Mayor Frank Jackson said in a press release. “This essential equipment comes at a time when there is a nationwide shortage of personal protective equipment for healthcare providers and first responders. I thank Sherwin Williams, Chairman & CEO John Morikis, their leadership team and employees for their partnership.”

On Saturday, Ohio Department of Health director Dr. Amy Acton said models have shown that because of the actions of state leaders along with the cooperation of residents of Ohio, the curve is smoothing out, giving hospitals time to prepare for a surge when cases peak in April to mid-May.

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