36 New COVID-19 Cases Were Reported In Athens County For Oct. 14< < Back to
ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 7,627 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 36 new cases were reported Thursday.
The Ohio Department of Health confirmed the numbers on Oct. 14, 2021.
According to ODH data, the cases involved 16 people 0-19, five people 20-29, three people 30-39, three people 40-49, three people 80+, two people 50-59, two people 60-69 and two people 70-79.
Additional cases required hospitalization involving three people in their 50s. According to the data, 267 people in Athens County have been hospitalized due to complications related to this coronavirus since the start of the pandemic.
There are 514 known active cases in the county as of Thursday and 7,042 recovered cases, according to ODH.
A total of 47.68% of the county has started the vaccination process and 44.78% has completed it, according to ODH. There have also been 1,287 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.
Thursday at 2 p.m., the Ohio Department of Health announced 1,485,514 confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 statewide after 5,143 cases were reported in the last 24 hours. There have been 76,590 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.