CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Department of Health reported 100 new coronavirus cases among residents, Wednesday.
The new cases include both men and women ranging in age from under 7 years old to their 70s, with the average age being 39. The new data brings the city's toll to 2,846 cases and 77 fatalities.
The Department is working to contact those who may have been in close contact with those recently diagnosed. The data released Wednesday is the first time the city has seen triple digits in the reported cases.
Mayor Frank G. Jackson released the following statement:
"This is the first day that Cleveland has seen the number of new coronavirus cases reach triple digits. Wearing masks is no longer optional under my order and Governor DeWine’s. And the spike in number illustrates why it is important that individuals wear masks and take extra precautions to stay safe."
As of Wednesday, there are more than 60,000 COVID-19 cases and nearly 3,000 deaths reported in the State of Ohio, according to the Department of Health. There are more than 3 million confirmed cases and 131,960 deaths in the U.S.
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