Athens County Confirms 42 New COVID-19 Cases For Feb. 4, Remains Level 3< < Back to
ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 4,169 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 42 were reported Thursday. The county also remained at a Level 3 Public Health Emergency.
The Ohio Department of Health confirmed the new cases on Feb. 4, 2021.
Analysis of ODH data indicates 18 involved people aged 20-29, 10 involved people aged 0-19, four involved people aged 50-59, four involved people aged 60-69, three involved people aged 40-49, two involved people aged 30-39 and one involved a person aged 70-79.
An additional case involving a person in their 70s required hospitalization. According to the data, 157 people in Athens County have been hospitalized due to complications related to this coronavirus since the start of the pandemic.
There are 571 known active cases in the county as of Thursday and 3,588 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 met four of the seven state indicators: new cases per capita, non-congregate cases, emergency department visits and outpatient visits.
Thursday at 2 p.m., the Ohio Department of Health announced 910,847 confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 statewide after 4,120 cases were reported in the last 24 hours. There have been 47,110 hospitalizations and 11,509 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.