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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — A little more than half of Athens County residents have started the COVID-19 vaccination process as of Saturday, according to the Ohio Department of Health.
A total of 50.25% of the county has received at least one dose of the vaccine. Meanwhile, 46.38% has been fully vaccinated and 7,321 additional doses have been administered.
Athens County has now had 8,171 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 17 new cases were reported Saturday.
The Ohio Department of Health confirmed the numbers on Nov. 20, 2021.
According to ODH data, the cases involved seven people 0-19, five people 20-29, three people 60-69, one person 30-39 and one person 80+.
There are 226 known active cases in the county as of Saturday and 7,851 recovered cases, 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.
Saturday at 2 p.m., the Ohio Department of Health announced 1,639,070 confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 statewide after 5,590 cases were reported in the last 24 hours. There have been 84,073 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.