Athens Co. Confirms Nine COVID-19 Cases For November 3< < Back to
ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 1,402 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after nine cases were confirmed Tuesday.
The Ohio Department of Health confirmed the new cases on November 3.
Analysis of Ohio Department of Health data indicates three cases involved people aged 20-29, two involved people aged 70-79, one involved a person aged 0-19, one involved a person aged 30-39, one involved a person aged 50-59 and one involved a person aged 60-69.
An additional case involving a person aged 70-79 required hospitalization, bringing the county’s total to 55 since the beginning of the pandemic.
There are 264 known active cases in the county as of Tuesday. There are 1,136 recovered cases, according to the Athens City-County 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.
On Tueday at 2 p.m., the Ohio Department of Health announced 226,138 confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 statewide after 4,229 cases were reported in the last 24 hours, a new single-day high for the state. There have been 19,615 hospitalizations and 5,373 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.