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City of Cleveland confirms first COVID-19 related fatality, 9 new cases

The patient was a woman between the ages of 70 and 80 years old.

On Sunday, The Cleveland Depart of Health confirmed the city's first coroanvirus fatality in addition to nine new cases. 

The patient was a woman between the ages of 70 and 80 years old.

We will see more cases, and more fatalities in the days and weeks ahead because this virus doesn’t care about your age, your income or your race – no one is immune," said Mayor Frank Jackson in a press release. "Every day, I am leading 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 distancing and help slow the spread," he continued. 

The Department of Health also confirmed nine new cases, bringing the city's total to 101. The new cases include males and females bewteen the ages of 20 and 90 years old.

The Department is working to contact those who have been in close contact witht those diagnosed. 

As of Sunday afternoon, there are now 1,653 confirmed cases of the virus in Ohio, with 29 deaths including the first deaths reported in Lorain and Medina Counties. Summit and Miami County both have five deaths reported; tied for the most fatalities in the state.

Gov. DeWine held and impromptu press conference Sunday, watch his latest remarks in the player below. 

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