Athens Co. Confirms 70 New COVID-19 Cases For Aug. 31< < Back to
ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 5,823 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 70 new cases were reported Tuesday.
The Ohio Department of Health confirmed the numbers on Aug. 31, 2021.
According to ODH data, the cases involved 25 people 0-19, 19 people 20-29, eight people 40-49, six people 50-59, four people 30-39, four people 70-79, two people 60-69 and two people 80+.
There are 479 known active cases in the county as of Tuesday and 5,284 recovered cases, according to ODH.
A total of 44.84% of the county has started the vaccination process and 41.93% 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.
Tuesday at 2 p.m., the Ohio Department of Health announced 1,220,900 confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 statewide after 5,914 cases were reported in the last 24 hours. There have been 65,771 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.