Athens Co. Confirms 11 New COVID-19 Cases For May 4< < Back to
ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 5,180 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 11 were reported Tuesday.
The Ohio Department of Health confirmed the new cases on May 4, 2021.
Analysis of ODH data indicates the new cases involved six people 0-19 and five people 20-29.
An additional case involving a person 19 or younger required hospitalization. According to the data, 199 people in Athens County have been hospitalized due to complications related to this coronavirus since the start of the pandemic.
There are 107 known active cases in the county as of Tuesday and 5,073 recovered cases, according to the Athens City-County Health Department.
The department also announced it has now administered 10,527 total first COVID-19 vaccine doses and 8,959 total second COVID-19 vaccine doses through its clinic at Ohio University Heritage Hall as of 2 p.m. A total of 37% of the county has started the vaccination process, according to ODH.
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 1,077,284 confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 statewide after 1,285 cases were reported in the last 24 hours. There have been 56,846 hospitalizations and 19,344 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.