Athens County Confirms 19 COVID-19 Cases For January 4< < Back to
ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 3,190 total cases of COVID-19 after 19 new cases were reported Monday.
The Ohio Department of Health confirmed the new cases on January 4, 2021.
An analysis of ODH data finds the cases involved: four people aged 0-19, two people aged 20-29, five people aged 30-39, one person aged 40-49, four people aged 50-59, one person aged 60-69 and two people 80 or older. One case remains uncategorized in an age group.
One person in their 20s, one person in their 50s and one person in their 60s had to be hospitalized. According to the data, 129 people in Athens County have been hospitalized due to complications related to this coronavirus since the start of the pandemic.
Currently, there are 458 known active cases and 2,723 recovered cases of COVID-19 in Athens County.
The Athens City-County Health Department is also now providing a weekly COVID-19 vaccine report. To date they have administered 262 vaccines for individuals in Phase 1A between two vaccination events.
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 of 2 p.m., Monday, the state’s total of positive COVID-19 cases is 727,423 according to the Ohio Department of Health. The data compiled by ODH also shows 5,942 positive cases, 67 deaths and 314 new hospitalizations were reported in the last 24 hours.
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.