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City of Cleveland reports 12 new confirmed cases of COVID-19; 73 total

The age range of the new cases go from the 20s into the 80s.

CLEVELAND — The city of Cleveland has provided an update on the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 as of Friday evening. 

In a release, the city says there are 12 new confirmed coronavirus cases, bringing the total number up to 73. 

The new cases include males and females, whose ages range from 20’s to 80’s. The Cleveland Department of Public Health is working to identify any close contacts of these residents who would require testing or monitoring for symptoms of COVID-19.

“The Ohio Department of Health estimated that at our peak, Ohio may see 6,000-8,000 cases per day. The science shows that most will recover, but some people will not. This is an ominous picture and we need everyone’s help to save lives and protect those who are most vulnerable. As I’ve said, keep social distance and stay at home," Mayor Frank Jackson said in a statement. 

Earlier on Friday, the Ohio Department of Health announced that there were now 1,137 confirmed coronavirus cases in the state. 19 people have died.

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Of those 1,137 people, 276 have ended up in the hospital, with 107 in the ICU. The ages of those who have died have ranged from 58-93.

"We are definitely on the up-ramp of our slope," Department of Health Director Amy Acton said Friday. "There is no healthcare system in the world that could take on this virus as it was built."

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