6 new patients in Cleveland test positive for coronavirus

Cleveland now has 13 confirmed cases
Posted at 9:38 PM, Mar 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-19 21:38:59-04

CLEVELAND — After six new patients in Cleveland tested positive for coronavirus, Mayor Frank G. Jackson urged residents to stay home unless it is “absolutely necessary” to leave.

The Mayor’s Office said the new cases bring the city’s total to 13.

According to city officials, the patients range in ages from their 20s to 60s.

The city is working to identity individuals who may have come into close contact with the patients, Jackson’s office stated.

Officials are not releasing any additional information regarding the patients due to patient privacy laws.

The city of Clevleand strongly advises citizens to remain at home where possible.

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