Athens Co. Confirms One Death Related To COVID-19, 33 New Cases For Feb. 9< < Back to
ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 13 total deaths related to COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after one was confirmed Tuesday. The county now also has had 4,263 total cases of COVID-19 after 33 new cases were reported the same day.
The Ohio Department of Health confirmed the death and new cases on Feb. 9, 2021.
Analysis of ODH data indicates the death involved a person aged 80 or older.
Regarding the new cases, 18 involved people aged 20-29, six involved people aged 0-19, three involved people aged 40-49, two involved people aged 50-59, two involved people aged 80+, one involved a person aged 30-39 and one involved a person aged 60-69.
An addition case involving a person in their 50s required hospitalization. According to the data, 160 people in Athens County have been hospitalized due to complications related to this coronavirus since the start of the pandemic.
There are 553 known active cases in the county as of Tuesday and 3,697 recovered cases, according to the Athens City-County Health Department.
The department also announced it has administered 2,640 total first COVID-19 vaccine doses and 396 total second COVID-19 vaccine doses through its clinic at Ohio University Heritage Hall as of Tuesday.
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.
Tuesday at 2 p.m., the Ohio Department of Health announced 925,350 confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 statewide after 3,207 cases were reported in the last 24 hours. There have been 47,853 hospitalizations and 11,793 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.