Athens County Confirms 6 New COVID-19 Cases For Feb. 7< < Back to
ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 4,221 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after six were reported Sunday.
The Ohio Department of Health confirmed the new cases on Feb. 7, 2021.
Analysis of ODH data indicates four involved people aged 20-29, one involved a person aged 0-19 and one involved a person aged 40-49.
An addition case involving a person in their 50s required hospitalization. According to the data, 158 people in Athens County have been hospitalized due to complications related to this coronavirus since the start of the pandemic.
There are 559 known active cases in the county as of Sunday and 3,651 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.
Sunday at 2 p.m., the Ohio Department of Health announced 920,217 confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 statewide after 2,138 cases were reported in the last 24 hours. There have been 47,538 hospitalizations and 11,659 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.