Athens Co. Confirms 46 COVID-19 Cases For October 9< < Back to
ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 955 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 46 cases were confirmed Friday.
The Athens City-County Health Department confirmed the news in a press release sent October 9.
Analysis of Ohio Department of Health data indicates 21 of these news cases involved people aged 0-19, 19 involved people aged 20-29, two involved people aged 30-39, two involved people aged 40-49, one involved a person aged 70-79 and one was listed as “unknown.”
There are 213 known active cases in the county as of Friday. There are 740 recovered cases, according to the local health department. A total of 30 cases have required hospitalization 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 166,102 confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 statewide as of Friday at 2 p.m. There have been 16,301 hospitalizations and 4,994 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.