(Cleveland) - Record numbers of new cases of COVID-19 in 24 hours has prompted Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson to urge Clevelanders to stay at home.
On Tuesday, the state reported a record one-day total of 6,508 new cases of coronavirus, and the City of Cleveland reported a record 146 new cases.
Jackson signed an order October 28, extending the city's Proclamation of Civil Emergency through November 30. The mayor's order was amended to say the city will not issue permits for block parties, and that tailgating on city property, such as the Muni Lot, are prohibited. Essential services, including police, fire, EMS, and waste collection, will remain operational.
In a news release, the mayor said, “Today, we reported 146 cases which is the highest number we’ve had since the onset of the pandemic in the City of Cleveland. In the near future, I will be having a press conference on steps we will take to help address this.”
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