79 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Athens County for Feb. 3< < Back to
ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 13,631 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 79 additional cases were reported Thursday.
The Ohio Department of Health confirmed numbers on Feb. 3, 2022.
According to ODH data, the cases involved 32 people 0-19, 23 people 20-29, six people 30-39, five people 40-49, five people 50-59, four people 60-69, three people 80+ and one person 70-79.
There are 1,995 known active cases in the county as of Thursday and 11,524 recovered cases, according to ODH.
A total of 52.89% of the county has started the vaccination process and 49.24% has completed it, according to ODH. There have also been 16,473 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.