Athens Co. Confirms 45 New COVID-19 Cases For Sept. 15< < Back to
ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 6,661 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 45 new cases were reported Wednesday.
The Ohio Department of Health confirmed the numbers on Sept. 15, 2021.
According to ODH data, the cases involved 10 people 0-19, nine people 20-29, seven people 30-39, six people 50-59, five people 40-49, three people 60-69, three people 80+ and two people 70-79.
An additional case required hospitalization involving a person 80+. According to the data, 239 people in Athens County have been hospitalized due to complications related to this coronavirus since the start of the pandemic.
There are 1,015 known active cases in the county as of Wednesday and 5,583 recovered cases, according to ODH.
A total of 46.03% of the county has started the vaccination process and 42.79% 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 1,319,265 confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 statewide after 7,747 cases were reported in the last 24 hours. There have been 66,067 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.