Athens Co. Confirms 32 New COVID-19 Cases For Aug. 25< < Back to
ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 5,547 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 32 new cases were reported Wednesday.
The Ohio Department of Health confirmed the numbers on Aug. 25, 2021.
According to ODH data, the cases involved nine people 0-19, seven people 20-29, six people 60-69, five people 30-39, two people 40-49, two people 80+ and one person 70-79.
There are 242 known active cases in the county as of Wednesday and 5,245 recovered cases, according to ODH.
A total of 44.42% of the county has started the vaccination process and 41.59% 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.
Wednesday at 2 p.m., the Ohio Department of Health announced 1,192,478 confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 statewide after 4,600 cases were reported in the last 24 hours. There have been 64,853 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.