Athens Co. Confirms 30 New COVID-19 Cases And Removes One For December 10, Remains Level 3< < Back to
ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 2,502 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 29 cases were confirmed Thursday and one previous case was removed from the data. The county is still at a Level 3 public health emergency, triggering five of the state’s seven indicators.
The Ohio Department of Health confirmed the new cases on December 10.
Analysis of ODH data indicates six involved people aged 20-29, five involved people aged 0-19, five involved people aged 40-49, five involved people aged 50-59, four involved people aged 60-69, three involved people aged 30-39, two involved people aged 70-79.
A previous case involving a person 80 or older was removed from the data.
An additional case involving a person 80 or older required hospitalization. ODH indicated the total number of hospitalizations in the county since the beginning of the pandemic is now up to 102.
There are 645 known active cases in the county as of Thursday. There are 1,851 recovered cases, according to the Athens City-County Health Department. There have been six 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.
Thursday at 2 p.m., the Ohio Department of Health announced 531,850 confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 statewide after 11,738 cases were reported in the last 24 hours. There have been 31,142 hospitalizations and 7,298 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.