CLEVELAND, Ohio – The city recorded 43 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 coronavirus and 21 new deaths, Mayor Frank Jackson’s administration announced Friday.
The newly confirmed cases involved patients ranging in age from less than 20 years year old into their 80s.
Four cases were transferred out of Cleveland’s tally to other health departments because it was determined that the patients weren’t Cleveland residents.
As of Friday, the total number of new cases confirmed in the city since March stood at 25,352, the city reported.
The deaths of 397 Clevelanders have been attributed to the coronavirus. The average age of those who died was 73 years old.
In addition, the health department has identified 1,726 probable cases, up 29 from Thursday. 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.
Cleveland had recorded a total of 27,118 cases as of Friday.
Those infected have ranged in age from less than 1 year old to more than 100 years old. The average age is 45 years old.
Six percent of those cases required hospitalization.
Fifty-four percent of the cases involve women. About 40% of all those infected are African American. About 28% are white. Other races account for 12% of the patients. Race is unknown for 18% of the cases.
The Cleveland Department of Public Health reports that 6,025 patients have been released from isolation, 70 more than on Thursday.
Across the state, another 1,750 coronavirus cases were reported Friday, increasing the total count to 976,230 cases, according to the Ohio Department of Health.
Additionally, the state reported 752 Ohioans had died from the coronavirus since Tuesday, the last time a change in deaths was reported. The total number of Ohioans who have died from COVID-19 is 17,502.
The Cuyahoga County Board of Health reported 69,1146 cases of coronavirus had been tallied as of Friday, an increase of 188 from the previous day. The department reported a total of 1,578 deaths in its jurisdiction, the same total reported the previous day. The numbers exclude cases from the city of Cleveland.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s tally on Thursday reported 28,580,198 cases, up 65,424 from the previous day. The CDC recorded 517,224 deaths in the United States, an increase of 1,947 from the previous day. No update was provided for Friday.
Those numbers tend to lag other reporting sites.
Johns Hopkins University of Medicine reported that as of Friday evening its tally showed 28,871,038 people had become infected with the coronavirus, an increase of 57,226 from the previous day. Its tally showed 522,188 deaths in the United States, an increase of 2,194 deaths.