Athens Co. Confirms 12 COVID-19 Cases For November 16< < Back to
ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 1,648 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 12 cases were confirmed Monday.
The Ohio Department of Health confirmed the new cases on November 16.
Analysis of ODH data indicates seven involved people aged 20-29, two involved people aged 0-19, two involved people aged 50-59 years old and one case involved a person aged 70-79.
An additional case involving a person in their 50s required hospitalization, bringing the county’s total to 58 people listed as hospitalized since the beginning of the pandemic.
There are 311 known active cases in the county as of Monday. There are 1,333 recovered cases, according to the Athens City-County Health Department. 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 Monday at 2 p.m., the Ohio Department of Health announced 305,364 confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 statewide after 7,268 cases were reported in the last 24 hours. There have been 22,478 hospitalizations and 5,742 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.