CLEVELAND, Ohio – The city of Cleveland was informed on Sunday by health officials of its first fatal coronavirus case, the administration of Mayor Frank Jackson announced.
The fatal case involved a woman who was between 70 and 80 years old, the city said. Cleveland did not provide further details on the person’s background.
In addition, the city learned that nine other people were confirmed coronavirus positive.
Jackson, in a press release, expressed sympathy for the family of the patient who died. He also reiterated the need for people to observe safe behavior.
“Today, the city of Cleveland was informed of our first resident who died of complications related to the coronavirus. I extend my sincere condolences to their family and friends, “said Jackson.
“We will see more cases and more victims in the next few days and weeks because this virus doesn’t care about your age, income or race – nobody is immune,” said Jackson. “Every day, I’m bringing this administration to work for you to provide the essential services you need and protect residents and employees. We need you to do your part, stay at home, practice social estrangement and help slow down the spread. “
The nine new cases concern both men and women, aged between 20 and 90.
The city did not release further information on patients, citing the need to protect people’s privacy.
Cleveland’s public health department will work to identify all the people who were in close contact with these residents and who would now require testing or monitoring for COVID-19 symptoms.
Cleveland cases are among the 440 reported in Cuyahoga county. Three people died.
The Cuyahoga County Department of Public Health released a map on Friday showing cases confirmed by postcode.
By Sunday afternoon, 1,653 Ohio citizens spread across 66 of the 88 counties in the state were positive. There were 29 deaths, reported the Ohio Department of Health on Sunday.
The total number of cases increased by 18% compared to 1,406 cases reported on Saturday, while the number of deaths increased by 25. The number of counties with confirmed cases has not changed.
The number of known cases grew 31% compared to 867 the day before. This increase has increased from 23%, 25% and 28% in the previous three days.
Nationally, over 130,000 cases have been confirmed and there have been approximately 2,300 COVID-19-related deaths since Sunday.
More coronavirus coverage
Ohio coronavirus cases rise to 1,653, 29 dead: Mike DeWine government briefing on Sunday March 29
Governor Mike DeWine: “reckless” by the FDA to limit the use of new mask cleaning technology
Coronavirus in Cuyahoga County: growth, age, gender, death statistics as of March 28th
Coronavirus pushed Cleveland, Cuyahoga and Summit counties, communities to limit services, but adjustments have been made
What is the potential peak of coronavirus cases in Ohio? Sorting of the various projections