CLEVELAND, Ohio – Mayor Frank Jackson’s administration announced Thursday that the Ohio Department of Health confirmed 45 new cases of COVID-19 coronavirus in Cleveland.
The total is the largest number of new confirmed cases for a single day since July.
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 less than 10 years old to more than 100 years old. There have been 5,994 confirmed cases in Cleveland since March, according to the Cleveland Department of Public Health.
In addition, health department has identified 558 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 Thursday, Cleveland had recorded a total of 6,552 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.
Eleven percent of those cases required hospitalization.
Fifty-four percent of the cases involve women. About 53% of all those infected are African American. About 23% 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 3,494 patients have been released from isolation.
A record 38 Ohio counties are now on red alert for concerns over the October spike in coronavirus cases, Gov. Mike DeWine announced Thursday, adding that Cuyahoga, Clark and Hamilton could move to the highest concern level of purple next week.
The red list also includes Geauga, Lake, Lorain, Portage, Stark, Summit and Mahoning counties in Northeast Ohio, other large Ohio counties such as Franklin, Lucas and Montgomery, and a wide range of smaller counties across the state.
The state experienced another single-day high in new coronavirus cases Thursday — 2,425 — in a recent trend of record-breaking without any idea of when cases will peak.
In all, the number of people who have had coronavirus in Ohio is 190,430, according to the Ohio Department of Health.
The number of newly reported deaths between Wednesday and Thursday increased by 12 to 5,161.
Cuyahoga County reported 13,107 cases of coronavirus had been tallied as of Friday, an increase of 319 from last week. That figure includes 1,094 classified as probable cases. There were 585 reported deaths. The numbers exclude the cases from the city of Cleveland. The data is updated weekly.
Those numbers tend to lag other reporting sites.
Johns Hopkins University of Medicine reported that as of Thursday evening its tally showed 8,395,100 people had become infected with the coronavirus. By its tally, deaths in the United States totaled 222,925.