CLEVELAND, Ohio – The city recorded 58 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 coronavirus and two new fatalities, Mayor Frank Jackson’s administration announced Thursday.
The newly confirmed cases involved patients ranging in age from less than two years old into their 80s.
The deaths of 253 Clevelanders have been attributed to the coronavirus. The average age of those who died was 73 years old.
As of Thursday, the total number of new cases confirmed in the city since March stood at 24,705, the city reported.
In addition, the health department has identified 1,523 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.
Cleveland had recorded a total of 26,228 cases as of Thursday.
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 5,344 patients have been released from isolation.
Across the state, the number of newly reported coronavirus cases increased 2,282 on Thursday, bringing the total to 947,389.
Ninety-eight new deaths brought the total from the beginning of the pandemic to 16,611, according to the Ohio Department of Health, which says the relatively high death number on Thursday has to do with the agency continuing to account for 4,100 previously unreported deaths.
The Cuyahoga County Board of Health reported 66,443 cases of coronavirus had been tallied as of Thursday, up 196 cases from Wednesday. The department reported a total of 1,270 deaths in its jurisdiction, up eight from Wednesday. The numbers exclude cases from the city of Cleveland.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s tally on Thursday reported 27,669,556 cases, up 69,165 from the previous day. The CDC recorded 489,067 deaths in the United States, an increase of 2,601 from the previous day.
Those numbers tend to lag other reporting sites.
Johns Hopkins University of Medicine reported that as of Thursday evening its tally showed 27,881,728 people had become infected with the coronavirus, an increase of 58,565 from Wednesday. Its tally showed 492,646 deaths in the United States, an increase of 2,486 from the previous day.