CUYAHOGA COUNTY, Ohio (WJW) – The Cuyahoga County Board of Health (CCBH) reported Monday 15 deaths from coronavirus.
The deceased range in age from 63 to 91.
According to CCBH, there are 574 cases of coronavirus in the county.
The youngest patient is just one-week-old, according to Dr. Heidi Gullett, Cuyahoga County Board of Health Medical Director.
They’re investigating how the baby was infected.
The oldest patient is 101.
Dr. Gullett says a lack of tests is hurting our ability to flatten the curve.
“I will not stop until we get more testing. I don’t know where it’s going to come from or who is going to pay for it…but I’m going to continue to push, because it is crippling us, and that’s going to help us get our curve flattened,” Dr. Gullett said.
CCBH is also tracking cases by zip code.
44118, 44121, 44124, 44122, 44128 and 44120 are the zip codes seeing the highest number of cases in the county, according to numbers released Friday.
Press conferences updates:
- The youngest coronavirus patient is one-week-old
- The oldest is 101
- Cuyahoga County Board of Health Commissioner Terry Allan says measures taken at the state level are saving lives
- “We’re in for a big couple weeks, we believe, in Ohio and around the country,” Allan says
- Allan says they’re encouraged by “countless stories of kindness”
- Allan is reminding people to wear masks when in public, per the CDC recommendation
- Cuyahoga County Board of Health Medical Director Dr. Heidi Gullett says it is “going to be a while” before we return to a new normal
- “We are not powerless in this crisis,” Gullett says
- Gullett says people are using parks in Ohio at a high rate, which is allowed, except she says many people are still not following social distancing guidelines
- The county hopes to release demographic data on the coronavirus cases soon
- “I will not stop until we get more testing. I don’t know where it’s going to come from or who is going to pay for it…but I’m going to continue to push, because it is crippling us, and that’s going to help us get our curve flattened,” Dr. Gullett says
- Dr. Gullett says Ohio may not see the surge in deaths that might happen on a national level this week and next because of the state’s proactive response