304 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Athens County for June 10-16< < Back to
ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 15,561 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 304 additional cases were reported since last week’s update.
The Ohio Department of Health confirmed the numbers on June 16, 2022.
According to ODH data, the cases involved 94 people 20-29, 70 people 0-19, 37 people 40-49, 35 people 50-59, 32 people 30-39, 21 people 60-69, 10 people 70-79 and five people 80+.
Five previously confirmed cases required hospitalization for two people in their 20, two people in their 60s and a person in their 70s. According to the data, 358 people in Athens County have been hospitalized due to complications related to this coronavirus since the start of the pandemic.
ODH announced there will be a two-week pause in COVID-related death reporting for June 9 and 16.
There are 346 known active cases in the county as of Thursday and 15,072 recovered cases, according to ODH.
A total of 52.81% of the county has started the vaccination process and 49.40% has completed it, according to ODH. There have also been 17,629 first boosters and 3,208 second boosters 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.
Thursday at 2 p.m., the Ohio Department of Health announced 16,169 confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 statewide were reported since last week’s update. There were also 445 hospitalizations and 31 ICU admissions reported in the same time period.
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.