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Cuyahoga County sees fewest number of COVID-19 cases in weeks

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Posted at 3:39 PM, Apr 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-19 16:26:27-04

CUYAHOGA COUNTY, Ohio — Cuyahoga County had the smallest increase in COVID-19 cases in weeks.

The number of new cases in the state reported by the Ohio Department of Health rose from 10,222 on Saturday to 11,602 on Sunday, an increase of 1,380 cases.

There have been 471 deaths from coronavirus in Ohio, an increase of 20 from Saturday.

Cuyahoga County had an increase of 13 cases between Saturday and Sunday. There are now 1,466 total cases in the county.

On Sunday, the city of Cleveland reported nine new confirmed test results for coronavirus in residents of the city, bringing the total to 423 confirmed cases. There have been 13 fatalities in Cleveland, according to the city.

The new cases in Cleveland included males and females, whose ages range from in their 20s to their 80s.

On the contrary, Marion County now has the most cases in the state at 1,834.

The large number of cases in Marion County stems from the prison housed in the county. On Friday, Gov. Mike DeWine said the state was doing more testing in prisons. More than 90% percent of the cases Marion County had reported on Friday were attributed to the Marion Correctional Institute, according to the city of Marion.

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