4 new coronavirus cases in Cleveland brings total to 17

Posted at 8:31 PM, Mar 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-20 20:31:31-04

CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Department of Public Health (CDPH) was notified Friday of four new positive COVID-19 tests in Cleveland residents, bringing the total confirmed cases in the city to 17.

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

CDPH is working to identify those who may have come into close contact with the four residents and who may require testing or monitoring, the city said.

The city of Cleveland strongly advises citizens to remain at home unless it is absolutely necessary to leave.

“This is a time for us to come together as Clevelanders, for our own health, the health of our neighbors and to protect the city we call home,” Mayor Frank Jackson said. “Everything we’ve done that is successful, we’ve done as one community and in that respect, this time is no different.”

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