CLEVELAND, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Health confirmed 10 new cases of COVID-19 coronavirus were found in Cleveland, Mayor Frank Jackson’s administration announced Friday.
No new deaths were reported. The deaths of 148 people in Cleveland have been attributed to the coronavirus. The average age of those who died was 72 years old.
The new cases involve patients ranging from their 20s into their 70s. There have been 5,425 confirmed cases in Cleveland since March.
In addition, Cleveland Department of Public Health has identified 555 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.
As of Friday, Cleveland had recorded a total of 5,980 cases.
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.
Twelve percent of those cases required hospitalization.
Fifty-five percent of the cases involve women. About 55% of all those infected are African American. About 21% are white. Asian residents comprise about 1% of the cases. Race is unknown for 12% of the cases.
The Cleveland Department of Public Health reports that 3,301 patients have been released from isolation.
Ohio reported a daily increase of 1,150 coronavirus cases on Friday, bringing the state’s total to 148,894.
The increase is slightly above 1,000, making Friday the only day this week that the daily increase was above 1,000. The 21-day average for daily increases is still under 1,000, at 974.
The state also reported 19 deaths, below the 21-day trend of 23. Daily increase of hospitalizations was 76, above the 21-day average of 66.
The number of Ohioans presumed recovered is 128,369.
Cuyahoga County reported 12,030 cases of coronavirus had been tallied as of Friday. That figure includes 1030 classified as probable cases. There were 552 reported deaths. The numbers exclude the cases from the city of Cleveland. The data is updated weekly.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s updated tally on Friday reported 6,958,632 cases and 202,329 deaths in the United States.
Those numbers tend to lag other reporting sites.
Johns Hopkins University of Medicine reported that as of Friday evening its tally showed 7,019,232 people had become infected with the coronavirus. By its tally, deaths in the United States totaled 203,481.
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