19 more confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in City of Cleveland, no new deaths


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CLEVELAND (WJW) — The Cleveland Department of Public Health (CDPH) has been notified of 19 more confirmed cases of COVID-19 and no new deaths.

According to a press release, this brings the total to 5,415 confirmed cases and 148 fatalities.

“The new confirmed cases include males and females whose ages range from their teens to their 70s. CDPH is working to identify their close contacts who would require testing or monitoring for COVID-19 symptoms,” officials said.

The state of Ohio will begin allowing indoor visits at nursing homes and assisted living facilities on Oct. 12.

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine and Ohio Department of Aging Director Ursel McElroy made the announcement during a coronavirus news conference on Thursday.

Outdoor visits started at assisted living facilities on June 8 and nursing homes on July 20. But with temperatures getting colder, the state is adjusting visitation plans.

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