Cleveland reports first COVID-19 related death, now has 101 confirmed cases

CLEVLAND (WJW) — The Cleveland Division of Public Well being introduced the town’s first COVID-19 associated dying on Sunday.

Based on a press launch, the girl is between 70 and 80 years previous. No different particulars about her have been offered.

“At the moment, the Metropolis of Cleveland was knowledgeable of our first resident who handed away from issues associated to coronavirus. I lengthen my honest condolences to their household and buddies,” mentioned Mayor Frank G. Jackson. “We’ll see extra instances, and extra fatalities within the days and weeks forward as a result of this virus doesn’t care about your age, your revenue or your race – nobody is immune.”

He mentioned individuals ought to proceed to remain at residence and apply social distancing to assist sluggish the unfold of the coronavirus.

Along with the dying, 9 extra confirmed instances of COVID-19 have been reported, bringing the brand new whole to 101.

The brand new instances embrace men and women, whose ages vary from 20’s to 90’s. CDPH is working to determine any shut contacts of those residents who would require testing or monitoring for signs of COVID-19.

Click here to see cases by zip code throughout Cuyahoga County.


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