Athens County Confirms 45 New COVID-19 Cases For January 8< < Back to
ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 3,340 total cases of COVID-19 after 45 new cases were reported Friday.
The Ohio Department of Health confirmed the new cases on January 8, 2021.
An analysis of ODH data indicates 15 involved people aged 20-29, eight involved people aged 30-39, seven involved people aged 40-49, four involved people aged 0-19, four involved people aged 60-69, three involved people aged 70-79, three involved people aged 80+ and one involved a person aged 50-59.
According to the Athens City-County Health Department, there are 501 known active cases and 2,830 recovered cases of COVID-19 in Athens 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 of 2 p.m., Friday, the state’s total of positive COVID-19 cases is 762,603 according to the Ohio Department of Health. The data compiled by ODH also shows 9,535 positive cases, 82 deaths and 318 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.