Two COVID-Related Deaths Have Been Reported In Athens County, Along With 19 New Cases For Oct. 8< < Back to
ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 68 total deaths related to COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after two were added to the total Friday. The county also has now had 7,485 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 19 new cases were reported for the same day.
The Ohio Department of Health confirmed the deaths and cases on Oct. 8, 2021.
Analysis of ODH data indicates the deaths involved a person in their 50s and a person in their 70s.
According to ODH data, the cases involved five people 30-39, four people 50-59, four people 60-69 two people 0-19, two people 20-29 and two people 40-49.
There are 616 known active cases in the county as of Friday and 6,801 recovered cases, according to ODH.
A total of 47.46% of the county has started the vaccination process and 44.43% has completed it, according to ODH. There have also been 975 additional doses administered.
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.
Friday at 2 p.m., the Ohio Department of Health announced 1,458,747 confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 statewide after 6,651 cases were reported in the last 24 hours. There have been 75,188 hospitalizations and 22,819 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 coronavirus.ohio.gov.