7 new coronavirus cases in Cleveland brings total to 24

Posted at 6:45 PM, Mar 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-21 18:45:59-04

CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Department of Public Health (CDPH) was notified Saturday of seven new positive COVID-19 tests in Cleveland residents, bringing the total confirmed cases in the city to 24.

The new cases include both males and females, whose ages range from in their 20s to in their 60s, 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.

“Community spread is here and the number of confirmed cases in Cleveland is increasing – almost doubling – daily. One of the reasons is because the number of those being tested is also increasing,” Mayor Frank Jackson said. “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.”

There are now 247 confirmed cases of novel coronavirus in Ohio, according to the Ohio Department of health. As of Saturday, three people have died from the virus including a 91-year-old man from Cuyahoga County.

Globally, more than 300,000 people have tested positive for COVID-19 with nearly 13,000 deaths. More than 90,000 cases of COVID-19 have been listed as recovered.

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