Athens Co. Confirms 10 New COVID-19 Cases For July 31-Aug. 2< < Back to
ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 5,286 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after four new cases were reported for Saturday, Sunday and Monday.
The Ohio Department of Health confirmed the news on Aug. 2, 2021.
According to ODH data, the cases involved four people 0-19, two people 20-29, two people 40-49 one person 50-59 and one person 60-69.
There are 31 known active cases in the county as of Monday and 5,195 recovered cases, according to ODH.
A total of 42.98% of the county has started the vaccination process and 40.66% 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.
Monday at 2 p.m., the Ohio Department of Health announced 1,131,029 confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 statewide after 895 cases were reported in the last 24 hours. There have been 62,005 hospitalizations 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.