The 95th death has been reported in Athens County, along with 14 new cases for Nov. 23< < Back to
ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 95 total deaths related to COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after one was added to the total Tuesday. The county also has now had 8,208 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 14 new cases were the same day.
The Ohio Department of Health confirmed the death and cases on Nov. 23, 2021.
Analysis of ODH data indicates the death involved a person in their 60s.
According to ODH data, the cases involved five people 20-29, four people 0-19, two people 50-59, a person 30-39, a person 40-49 and a person 60-69.
An additional case required hospitalization involving a person in their 60s. According to the data, 290 people in Athens County have been hospitalized due to complications related to this coronavirus since the start of the pandemic.
There are 233 known active cases in the county as of Tuesday and 7,880 recovered cases, according to ODH.
A total of 50.36% of the county has started the vaccination process and 46.40% has completed it, according to ODH. There have also been 7,666 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.
Tuesday at 2 p.m., the Ohio Department of Health announced 1,653,380 confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 statewide after 6,143 cases were reported in the last 24 hours. There have been 84,886 hospitalizations and 26,190 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.