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Cleveland reports 256 newly confirmed COVID-19 coronavirus cases, no new deaths: Thursday update


CLEVELAND, Ohio – Mayor Frank Jackson’s administration said Thursday that 256 new cases of COVID-19 coronavirus were confirmed in Cleveland.

No new deaths were reported. The deaths of 153 Clevelanders have been attributed to the coronavirus. The average age of those who died was 72 years old.

The newly confirmed cases involved patients ranging in age from less than 3 years old into their 90s. They raised the total number of new cases confirmed in the city since March to 8,929.

In addition, health department has identified 578 probable cases. That figure, using an expanded definition from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, captures suspected cases where there is no confirmed test.

Cleveland had recorded a total of 9,107 cases as of Thursday.

Those infected have ranged in age from less than 1 year old to more than 100 years old. The average age is 42 years old.

Nine percent of those cases required hospitalization.

Fifty-four percent of the cases involve women. About 48% of all those infected are African American. About 24% are white. Asian residents comprise about 1% of the cases. Race is unknown for 17% of the cases.

The Cleveland Department of Public Health reports that 3,954 patients have been released from isolation.

Across the state, the number of newly reported coronavirus cases Thursday was 7,787 — a number expected to be low because there are 12,000 antigen tests that the state is double checking, Gov. Mike DeWine said.

In all, 326,615 coronavirus cases have been counted in Ohio.

Deaths increased by 63 people to 5,890, according to the Ohio Department of Health.

The Cuyahoga County Board of Health reported 16,736 cases of coronavirus had been tallied as of Friday, an increase of 1,489 from last week. That figure includes 800 classified as probable cases. There were 28 deaths over the last week, lifting that total to 630. The numbers exclude the cases from the city of Cleveland.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s tally on Thursday reported 11,465,722 cases and 249,670 deaths in the United States.

Those numbers tend to lag other reporting sites.

Johns Hopkins University of Medicine reported that as of Thursday evening its tally showed 11,710,084 people had become infected with the coronavirus. By its tally, deaths in the United States totaled 252,484.



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