Cuyahoga County Board of Health

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MetroHealth, Public Health Officials, GCC Offer More Drive-Thru COVID Tests

Jul 16, 2020

Local groups are still working to bring easier-access coronavirus testing for Cleveland-area residents, including offering pop-up, drive-thru testing locations at local churches.

The Cuyahoga County Board of Health and MetroHealth System offered drive-thru coronavirus testing Thursday at Olivet Institutional Baptist Church in the Fairfax neighborhood on Cleveland’s East Side.

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The state health department reported 1,525 new cases of COVID-19 Friday. And in Cuyahoga County, the board of health noticed a change in the age of people contracting the cornavirus that causes the disease.

One in five people who tested positive in Cuyahoga County were between the ages of 20 and 29, and the median age of COVID-19 patients dropped to 44 years old. Health Commissioner Terry Allan is concerned by this trend.

Updated: Wednesday, Sept. 25, 12:30 p.m.

Two Northeast Ohio senior living facilities have had to shut down their water systems and bring in the Cuyahoga County Board of Health after a pair of confirmed cases of Legionnaire’s disease cases.

A patient at the Altenheim Senior Living Facility in Strongsville contracted Legionnaire’s after a 10-day stay in the rehabilitation center. The patient’s name has not being released and the water system has been shut down while health officials investigate.

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Health officials are raising awareness about a Hepatitis A outbreak.

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