Athens Co. Confirms 12 COVID-19 Cases For November 14< < Back to
ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 1,608 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 12 cases were confirmed Saturday.
The Ohio Department of Health confirmed the new cases on November 14.
Analysis of ODH data indicates four cases involved people aged 30-39, three involved people aged 40-49, two involved people aged 20-29, two involved people aged 50-59 years old and one involved a person aged 0-19.
There are 305 known active cases in the county as of Saturday. There are 1,299 recovered cases, according to the Athens City-County Health Department. A total of 57 people have been listed as hospitalized since the beginning of the pandemic.There have been four 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 Saturday at 2 p.m., the Ohio Department of Health announced 290,243 confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 statewide after 7,715 cases were reported in the last 24 hours. There have been 22,076 hospitalizations and 5,714 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.