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City of Cleveland confirms 3rd coronavirus death

The city now has nearly 300 cases of the disease.

CLEVELAND — Officials in Cleveland on Saturday confirmed a resident in his 80s has died from the coronavirus, bringing the city's death toll from the disease to three.

This is Cleveland's first COVID-19 death in 10 days. The local department of public health also says 11 new cases of the virus have been confirmed, and while that's down from each of the last two days (23) it still puts the city's total at 293 (more than all but five whole counties).

Among the overall number of cases, City Hall says the patients range in age from an infant to a resident in their 90s. The positive tests in Cleveland have contributed to Cuyahoga County currently leading Ohio with 1,113 coronavirus cases, including 22 fatalities prior to this evening's update.

There are now more than 6,000 cases of COVID-19 in Ohio, and 247 of those patients have died. Dr. Amy Acton, director of the state's Department of Health, expects us to see the pandemic reach its peak in the coming weeks.

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