One COVID-related death has been reported in Athens County, along with 150 new cases for Jan. 11< < Back to
ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 105 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 9,988 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 150 new cases were added the same day.
The Ohio Department of Health confirmed the numbers on Jan. 11, 2022.
Analysis of ODH data indicates the death involved a person in their 60s.
According to ODH data, the cases involved 69 people 0-19, 44 people 20-29, 14 people 30-39, 10 people 40-49, eight people 50-59, four people 60-69 and a person 70-79.
There are 1,162 known active cases in the county as of Tuesday and 8,721 recovered cases, according to ODH.
A total of 52.32% of the county has started the vaccination process and 48.70% has completed it, according to ODH. There have also been 15,110 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.
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.