CLEVELAND, Ohio – A man in his 80s is the third person in Cleveland to die from COVID-19 coronavirus, Mayor Frank Jackson’s administration said on Saturday.
No other information was provided by the city about the man. The previous two deaths involved elderly patients in their 70s and 80s.
The Ohio Department of Health also notified Cleveland it had confirmed 11 more cases of coronavirus among residents, bringing the total number of cases in Cleveland to 293, the Jackson administration said.
The new cases involve both men and women who range in age from less than 20 years old to their 80s. The city did not release any further information about the patients, citing a need to protect the individuals’ privacy.
The Cleveland Department of Public Health will work to identify any people who were in close contact with these residents and who now would require testing or monitoring for symptoms of COVID-19.
Cleveland’s cases are among 1,113 coronavirus cases confirmed by the state for Cuyahoga County. Twenty-two people have died, according to the state.
The number of Ohioans who have died from coronavirus has increased to 247 and the number of people who are infected is 6,250, the Ohio Department of Health announced on Saturday.
Saturday’s Ohio numbers reflect new definitions by the federal Centers for Disease Control that include not just people who have tested positive for coronavirus, but people who have COVID-19 symptoms when there is no other likely disease and have been diagnosed by doctors, hospitals and clinics.
Nationally more than 522,000 cases have been confirmed. There have been more than 20,000 deaths in the United States, more than any country in the world.
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