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Number of COVID-19 cases in Cleveland rises to 92; Sherwin-Williams to donate 3,000 N95 masks for EMS workers

The city continues to urge people to maintain good hygiene and to follow the state's recommendations on social distancing.

CLEVELAND — The city of Cleveland released its daily coronavirus update just after 6 p.m. Saturday, confirming 92 of its residents have now tested positive for the disease.

Of the 19 new cases, the patients range in age from their 20s to their 90s, and the Cleveland Department of Public Health is working to notify those who have been in close contact with them. There are currently 1,406 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ohio, with Cuyahoga County having the most with 370.

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The state and its localities are desperately trying to gather more medical supplies to assist doctors fighting the pandemic. Cleveland itself got a big boost in that department today when Sherwin-Williams announced it would donate 3,000 N95 masks to city EMS workers.

Said Mayor Frank G. Jackson:

"The N-95 masks donated to the Division of EMS will help provide the women and men on the front lines with proper protection as they provide medical care to our community. This essential equipment comes at a time when there is a nationwide shortage of personal protective equipment for healthcare providers and first responders. I thank Sherwin Williams, Chairman & CEO John Morikis, their leadership team and employees for their partnership."

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The city continues to urge people to maintain good hygiene and to follow the state's recommendations on social distancing. Anyone wishing to receive important updates directly from City Hall can do so here.

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