Athens County Confirms 15 New COVID-19 Cases For Feb. 17< < Back to
ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 4,467 total cases of COVID-19 after 15 were reported Wednesday.
The Ohio Department of Health confirmed the new cases on Feb. 17, 2021.
Analysis of ODH data indicates six involved people aged 20-29, five involved people aged 0-19, three involved people aged 40-49 and one involved a person aged 30-39.
There are 487 known active cases in the county as of Wednesday and 3,950 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.
Wednesday at 2 p.m., the Ohio Department of Health announced 945,107 confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 statewide after 1,816 cases were reported in the last 24 hours. There have been 48,888 hospitalizations and 16,513 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.