Athens Co. Confirms 33 COVID-19 Cases For December 6< < Back to
ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 2,334 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 33 cases were confirmed Sunday and two were removed from the data.
The Ohio Department of Health confirmed the new cases on December 6.
Analysis of ODH data indicates eight cases involved people aged 0-19, seven involved people aged 20-29, six involved people aged 60-69, three involved people aged 30-39, three involved people aged 40-49, three involved people aged 70-79, two cases involved people aged 50-59, and one involved a person aged 80+.
There are 590 known active cases in the county as of Sunday. There are 1,740 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 Sunday at 2 p.m., the Ohio Department of Health announced 475,024 confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 statewide after 7,692 cases were reported in the last 24 hours. There have been 29,233 hospitalizations and 6,959 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 coronavirus.ohio.gov.