Cleveland reports 41 new cases of COVID-19 coronavirus among city residents

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Forty-one new cases of COVID-19 coronavirus have been confirmed in the city, Mayor Frank Jackson’s administration announced Thursday. No new deaths were reported.

The new cases push the total number of Cleveland residents who have been infected to 879. Nearly 30% of those cases required hospitalization, according to the Cleveland Department of Public Health.

The breakdown by gender is 52% men, 48% women. Sixty-one percent of those infected are African American. About 21% are white. Asian residents comprise just over 2% of the cases.

The new cases involved males and females ranging in age from under 3 years old to their 90s. Overall, the age range for those infected is from less than 1 year old into the 90s.

The Cleveland Department of Public Health will work to identify any people who were in close contact with the newly confirmed patients to determine who now would require testing or monitoring for symptoms of COVID-19.

Thirty-nine Clevelanders have died from coronavirus. They ranged in age from less than 1 year old to more than 90 years old.

Ohio’s 1,271 known coronavirus-related deaths are spread across 64 of the state’s 88 counties, with total cases now reaching 22,131, the Ohio Department of Health reported Thursday. The death total increased 3.8% from 1,225 the day before, while the case total was up 2.6% from 21,576.

The number of deaths reported the last five days were 46, 90, 79, 18 and 17. The reports lag several days from the actual date of death and sometimes are reported by the state in clusters. At least 499 of the deaths reported to date were patients of long-term care facilities, such as nursing homes.

The state reported 2,591 cases in Cuyahoga County as of Thursday. Those cases involved 659 hospitalizations. There were 132 deaths reported.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s updated tally on Wednesday reported that there were 1,219,066 cases and 73,297 deaths in the United States. But those numbers tend to lag other reporting sites.

Worldometer, an online tracking site, estimated that as of Thursday evening more than 1,292,400 people have become infected with the coronavirus in the U.S. It reported 76,925 people had died.

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