‘There is continued transmission’: Cuyahoga county health leaders warn

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CUYAHOGA COUNTY, Ohio (WJW) - The Cuyahoga County Board of Health will hold an update Tuesday morning on coronavirus in the county.

CCBH reports the death toll has risen to 56.

That's an increase of 14 since Friday.

The victims range in age from 46 to 93.

The county reports 1,028 confirmed coronavirus cases and an additional 336 probable cases.

That's over 100 more since Friday.

The data does not include the city of Cleveland, which reports 13 deaths and 447 cases.

The date of illness onset is February 29 to April 18.

"We are not through this," CCBH Medical Director Dr. Heidi Gullett said. 

"There is continued transmission," Gullett said. 

She and health commissioner Terry Allan urged people to wear masks in public.

Allan says they believe possibly 50% of people are asymptomatic. 

They believe there will be coronavirus clusters in the coming months. 

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