Athens County Confirms 32 New COVID-19 Cases For January 7, Remains At Level 3< < Back to
ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 3,295 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 32 were reported Thursday. The county also remained at a Level 3 Public Health Emergency.
The Ohio Department of Health confirmed the new cases on January 7.
Analysis of ODH data indicates seven involved people aged 50-59, six involved people aged 20-29, five involved people aged 0-19, five involved people aged 80+, four involved people aged 40-49, two involved people aged 30-39, two involved people aged 60-69 and one involved a person aged 70-79. One case remains uncategorized in an age group.
An additional case involving a person in their 50s required hospitalization. ODH indicated the total number of hospitalizations in the county since the beginning of the pandemic is now up to 135.
There are 476 known active cases in the county as of Thursday. There are 2,810 recovered cases, according to the Athens City-County Health Department.
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.
Athens County again remained at a Level 3 Public Health Emergency, according to this week’s Public Health Advisory map.
The county only met two of the seven state indicators: new cases per capita and non-congregate cases. But it did not drop below the high incidence threshold of over 100 cases per 100,000 over a two-week period, keeping it at the Level 3 designation.
Thursday at 2 p.m., the Ohio Department of Health announced 753,068 confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 statewide after 10,251 cases were reported in the last 24 hours. There have been 40,469 hospitalizations and 9,462 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.