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CLEVELAND (WJW) — The Cleveland Department of Public Health (CDPH) has been notified of 151 more confirmed cases of COVID-19.
According to a press release, this brings the total to 7,683 confirmed cases and 153 fatalities. The new confirmed cases include males and females whose ages range from under 2 years old to their 90s.
“CDPH is working to identify their close contacts who would require testing or monitoring for COVID-19 symptoms. Six cases were transferred as it was determined the individuals were not from Cleveland,” officials said.
Governor Mike DeWine announced on Thursday that 68 of the 88 counties in Ohio are now in the red on the state’s coronavirus map. That means there’s very high exposure and spread happening.
Northeast Ohio counties in the red include Cuyahoga, Lorain, Richland, Wayne, Summit, Stark, Tuscarawas, Lake, Geauga, Trumbull, Ashland, Holmes, Medina and Mahoning.
Franklin and Tuscarawas counties are on the watch list, meaning they are at risk for moving to the purple level.
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