Athens Co. Confirms 12 COVID-19 Cases For September 18< < Back to
ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 581 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 12 cases were confirmed Friday.
The Athens City-County Health Department confirmed the news in a press release sent September 18.
Analysis of Ohio Department of Health data indicates eight of these new cases involved people aged 20-29, two involved people aged 40-49 and two involved people aged 60-69.
There are 110 known active cases in the county as of Friday. There are 469 recovered cases, according to the local health department. A total of 27 people have been hospitalized due to complications related to COVID-19 symptoms since the beginning of the pandemic. 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 142,596 confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 statewide as of Friday at 2 p.m. There have been 14,687 hospitalizations and 4,608 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.