Three COVID-related deaths have been reported in Athens County, along with 27 new cases for Nov. 5< < Back to
ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 92 total deaths related to COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after three were added to the total Friday. The county also has now had 7,955 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 27 new cases were reported the same day.
The Ohio Department of Health confirmed the deaths and cases on Nov. 5, 2021.
Analysis of ODH data indicates the deaths involved a person in their 40s, a person in their 60s and a person in their 70s.
According to ODH data, the cases involved 10 people 0-19, eight people 20-29, four people 30-39, three people 70-79 and two people 40-49 .
There are 248 known active cases in the county as of Friday and 7,615 recovered cases, according to ODH.
A total of 48.75% of the county has started the vaccination process and 45.85% has completed it, according to ODH. There have also been 4,802 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 1,565,043 confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 statewide after 4,348 cases were reported in the last 24 hours. There have been 80,852 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.