Athens Co. Confirms 24 COVID-19 Cases For December 15< < Back to
ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 2,677 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 24 cases were confirmed Tuesday.
The Ohio Department of Health confirmed the new cases on December 15.
Analysis of ODH data indicates two cases involved people aged 0-19, five involved people aged 20-29, one involved a person aged 30-39, two involved people aged 40-49, five involved people aged 50-59, three involved people aged 60-69, five involved people aged 70-79, and one case involved a person 80+.
One person aged 80 or older had to be hospitalized.
There are 633 known active cases in the county as of Tuesday. There are 2,038 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.
As updated by the Ohio Department of Health on December 15, 2020, at 2:00 p.m., there are now 579,357 total COVID-19 cases in Ohio after 8,755 cases were reported in the last 24 hours. There have been 32,878 hospitalizations and 7,654 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.