Cuyahoga County reports more than 300 new coronavirus cases

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CUYAHOGA COUNTY, Ohio (WJW) – The Cuyahoga County Board of Health (CCBH) will updated the county’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic Friday.

CCBH reports 3,428 cases.

That’s an increase of 365 cases over the last week.

215 people in the county have died from coronavirus complications.

That’s an increase of 31 deaths in a week.

CCBH has cleared 1,248 cases.

CCBH reports its numbers separately from the City of Cleveland.

The Cleveland Department of Public Health reports 1,680 cases and 56 deaths.

CCBH will detail Friday more information about recent infections and community spread and testing.

Press conference updates

  • County Executive Armond Budish says he stands in solidarity with the Floyd family and everyone who has suffered injustices of systemic racism
  • The infant mortality rate of babies born to African American women in Cuyahoga County is 4 times the rate of white women, according to Budish
  • Over 130,000 people in Cuyahoga County have filed for unemployment since March
  • More than 80 companies have signed up to participate in an upcoming virtual job fair from June 15 – June 19th
  • Click here to register for the job fair
  • PC’s for people are distributing computers, hot spots, and free internet access for three months for people who are eligible. You can call (216)319-5993 for more information.
  • Commissioner Terry Allan is discussing the entertainment venues that are allowed to reopen. More on that here.
  • Allan is talking about the importance of contact tracing
  • CCBH has tracked more than 8,000 people in the county, according to Commissioner Allan
  • You can call the health department if you have a question about contact tracing
  • “We’re living in an unprecedented moment in history,” Allan says
  • “CCBH stands with community partners in declaring racism a public health crisis,” says Allan
  • Eliminating racial inequities remains the cornerstone of CCBH’s work, Dr. Heidi Gullett says
  • “This is not a matter of right or left…this is a matter of shared humanity,” Dr. Gullett says
  • “I’m white, which means I was born with privilege,” Dr. Gullett says
  • “The time is now to use your voice, and your privilege, and your power,” Dr. Gullett says
  • CCBH 3,428 total cases
  • Date of illness onset stretches from June 2 to Feb 28
  • 57% of patients are women, 43% male
  • Fewer new cases have been reported this week than last week
  • Just over 20% of cases are healthcare workers
  • 43% of cases have a preexisting condition
  • Most recent deaths are from June 3
  • Dr. Gullett says more people died overnight
  • 15,349 people were tested in the last week
  • The overall percentage of positive tests is 5% of those tested
  • The Ohio Department of Health has new guidelines on who should be tested for COVID-19
  • People who fall in categories one through four are able to receive tests
  • Armond Budish says deputies are ready should there be more protests

Click here for a list of summer cancellations and closures due to coronavirus

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