CLEVELAND, Ohio – The city recorded 73 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 coronavirus and no new fatalities, Mayor Frank Jackson’s administration announced Wednesday.
The newly confirmed cases involved patients ranging in age from less than two years old into their 80s.
The deaths of 251 Clevelanders have been attributed to the coronavirus. The average age of those who died was 73 years old.
As of Wednesday, the total number of new cases confirmed in the city since March stood at 24,647, the city reported.
In addition, the health department has identified 1,568 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 26,215 cases as of Wednesday.
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 5,305 patients have been released from isolation.
Across the state, the Ohio Department of Health reported Wednesday another 1,816 cases of the coronavirus, bringing the total during the outbreak to 945,107.
Sixty more people were reported to have died with COVID-19 since Tuesday, increasing total deaths to 16,513.
The Cuyahoga County Board of Health reported 66,249 cases of coronavirus had been tallied as of Wednesday, up 146 cases from Tuesday. The department reported a total of 1,262 deaths in its jurisdiction, up four from Tuesday. The numbers exclude cases from the city of Cleveland.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s tally on Wednesday reported 27,600,391 cases, up 57,970 from the previous day. The CDC recorded 486,466 deaths in the United States, an increase of 1,396 from the previous day.
Those numbers tend to lag other reporting sites.
Johns Hopkins University of Medicine reported that as of Wednesday evening its tally showed 27,823,163 people had become infected with the coronavirus. Its tally showed 490,160 deaths in the United States.