Athens Co. Confirms 31 COVID-19 Cases For November 28

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 2,029 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 31 cases were confirmed Saturday.

The Ohio Department of Health confirmed the new cases on November 28.

Analysis of ODH data indicates eight involved people aged 30-39, five involved people aged 20-29, four involved people aged 0-19, four involved people aged 40-49, four involved people aged 70-79, three involved people aged 50-59, two involved people aged 60-69 and one involved a person aged 80+.

Additional cases involving a person in their 30s, a person in their 50s and a person in their 80s required hospitalization, bringing the county’s total to 86 people listed as hospitalized since the beginning of the pandemic.

There are 470 known active cases in the county as of Saturday. There are 1,555 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.

An age breakdown of Athens Co. COVID-19 cases for Nov. 28, 2020.
An age breakdown of Athens Co. COVID-19 cases for Nov. 28, 2020. [ODH]
On Saturday at 2 p.m., the Ohio Department of Health announced 406,703 confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 statewide after 6,895 cases were reported in the last 24 hours. There have been 26,262 hospitalizations and 6,378 reported deaths since the start of the pandemic.

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