3 new confirmed COVID-19 cases in Cleveland brings city's total to 27

Posted at 6:48 PM, Mar 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-22 18:48:26-04

CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Department of Public Health (CDPH) was notified Sunday of three new positive COVID-19 tests in Cleveland residents, bringing the total confirmed cases in the city to 27.

The new cases include both males and females, whose ages range from in their 20s to in their 70s, the city of Cleveland said.

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

The city of Cleveland reiterated the importance of Gov. Mike DeWine’s Stay at Home order issued Sunday that will go into effect Monday night.

“The governor has issued his order for the state of Ohio and it is important to adhere to it,” said Mayor Frank G. Jackson. “As I said before, Community spread is here and the number of confirmed cases in Cleveland is increasing – almost doubling – daily. The science shows that most will recover, but when we tell you to stay at home and practice social distancing, it is because we must take these important measures as a community now to protect those who are most vulnerable and minimize the impact and duration of the virus.”

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