Athens Co. Confirms 2 New COVID-19 Cases For June 8

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has had 5,233 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after two new cases were reported Tuesday.

The Ohio Department of Health confirmed the news on June 8, 2021.

Analysis of ODH data indicates the new cases involved a person 0-19 and a person 40-49.

There are 25 known active cases in the county as of Tuesday and 5,148 recovered cases, according to ODH.

A total of 41.06% of the county has started the vaccination process and 37.25% has completed it, 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.

An age breakdown of Athens Co. COVID-19 cases for June 8, 2021.
An age breakdown of Athens Co. COVID-19 cases for June 8, 2021. [ODH]
Tuesday at 2 p.m., the Ohio Department of Health announced 1,105,329 confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 statewide after 426 cases were reported in the last 24 hours. There have been 59,651 hospitalizations and 20,021 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