Athens Co. Confirms 17 COVID-19 Cases For September 16< < Back to
ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 557 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 17 cases were confirmed Wednesday.
The Athens City-County Health Department confirmed the news in a press release sent September 16.
Analysis of Ohio Department of Health data indicates 15 of these new cases involved people aged 20-29 and two involved people aged 0-19. Another cases required hospitalization, bringing the county’s total to 27 since the start of the pandemic.
There are 107 known active cases in the county as of Wednesday. There are 448 recovered cases, according to the local health department. There have been two deaths related to COVID-19 in the county.
Anyone experiencing respiratory symptoms is asked to call their primary care physician, urgent care, or emergency department before arriving for care to let them know that they believe they are experiencing symptoms related to COVID-19 virus.
The Ohio Department of Health announced 140,518 confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 statewide as of Wednesday at 2 p.m. There have been 14,560 hospitalizations and 4,555 reported deaths.
ODH makes the following recommendations to protect yourself from illness:
- Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds; dry hands with a clean towel or air dry hands.
- Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer when soap and water are unavailable.
- Cover your mouth with a tissue or sleeve when sneezing or coughing. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Avoid contact with people who are sick.
Ohio’s coronavirus call center is open to answer questions from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. The hotline number is 1-833-4-ASK-ODH or 1-833-427-5634. More information is available at coronavirus.ohio.gov.