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Cleveland reports 34 new cases of coronavirus, city's largest day-to-day increase

One additional resident has died, officials say.

CLEVELAND — Thirty-four new cases of the coronavirus have been confirmed among Cleveland residents, officials confirmed Thursday.

It's the city's largest day-to-day increase since the pandemic began, with the total number of positive tests now at 519 (more than all but seven whole counties in Ohio). In addition, a man in his 80s passed away from the disease, putting the city's COVID-19 death toll at 21.

Mayor Frank G. Jackson will hold a press briefing via phone on Friday at 4 p.m. On Thursday, City Hall also announced that this year's "Senior Day" event for graduating high schoolers has been canceled, and bulk waste pickup has been suspended for the month of May in order to adhere to social distancing.

While much of Cleveland has been shut down in order to slow the spread of the virus, workers will begin resurfacing roads and sealing cracks next week as scheduled. Signs will be placed around certain roads to detail traffic restrictions.

Despite the rising number of virus cases, the city reports at least 127 of its patients have fully recovered from the disease.

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