CLEVELAND, Ohio – The city of Cleveland reported 52 confirmed coronavirus cases Sunday, Mayor Frank Jackson’s administration said.
There were no new fatalities reported Sunday, according to a statement from the city. The latest positive tests bring the city’s total number to 3,185 cases and 77 deaths.
There were 73 newly reported coronavirus cases among Cleveland residents Saturday, down from a record-high 114 on Friday.
About 15% of those cases required hospitalization as of Sunday, according to the Cleveland Department of Public Health.
The gender breakdown, among cases where it was confirmed, is split 54% women and 45% men. Sixty percent of those infected are African American. About 17% are white. Asian residents comprise about 1% of the cases.
The new cases include males and females, whose ages range from under 1 year old through their 80s, the release says.
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.
A mask mandate is in place in the city of Cleveland and Cuyahoga County. The state of Ohio rates Cuyahoga County at a red Level 3 under its coronavirus risk classification system – rapidly approaching purple, the most critical of designations which could lead to another shutdown.
Coronavirus cases in Ohio rose to 65,592 with 3,058 deaths, according to statistics released Sunday by the Ohio Department of Health.
According to Johns Hopkins researchers, the U.S. has more than 3.2 million confirmed coronavirus cases and more than 566,000 deaths.
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