First COVID-19 related death reported in Cleveland

Posted at 7:33 PM, Mar 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-29 19:33:48-04

CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Department of Public Health (CDPH) was notified Sunday of the city’s first COVID-19-related death.

The patient was a woman between the age of 70 and 80-years-old, the city confirmed.

The department was also notified of nine additional confirmed test results for coronavirus in residents of the city, bringing the total to 101 confirmed cases. The new cases include both males and females, whose ages range from in their 20s to in their 90s, the city of Cleveland said.

CDPH is working to identify any close contacts of the residents who would require testing or monitoring for symptoms of COVID-19.

“Today, the city of Cleveland was informed of our first resident who passed away from complications related to coronavirus. I extend my sincere condolences to their family and friends,” Mayor Frank Jackson said in a press release. “We will see more cases, and more fatalities in the days and weeks ahead because this virus doesn’t care about your age, your income or your race – no one is immune. Every day, I am leading this administration to work for you to provide the essential services you need and protect residents and employees. We need you to do your part, stay at home, practice social distancing and help slow the spread.”

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