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City of Cleveland confirms 28 new coronavirus cases, including 5 more deaths

It's the largest daily increase for the city since the pandemic began.

CLEVELAND — Officials in Cleveland have confirmed 28 new cases of coronavirus, the city's largest day-to-day increase since the pandemic began.

This brings Cleveland's total caseload to 475, more than all but seven whole counties in the state of Ohio. In addition, five more residents have died, bringing the city's death toll to 18.

On Tuesday, Cleveland unveiled an interactive map that delves further into the effects of COVID-19 on the city. Despite there being 475 cases of the disease (a third of which have resulted in hospitalizations), officials say 115 of those patients have fully recovered.

The city also unveiled new guidelines for its essential employees (such as inspectors and trash collectors) who must still report to work during the pandemic. Specifically, all such workers must have their temperature checked at the beginning of each business day. If they have a fever of at least 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit, they will "immediately and confidentially" be sent home.

More than 13,000 cases of coronavirus have been reported in Ohio, with 557 deaths. Cuyahoga County currently has 1,653 cases and tops the state with 64 fatalities.

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