17 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Athens County from April 14-20< < Back to
ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 20,237 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 17 additional cases were reported since last week’s update.
The Ohio Department of Health confirmed the numbers on April 20, 2023.
According to ODH data, the new cases involved five people 40-49, four people 20-29, three people 60-69, three people 80+, one person 50-59 and one person 70-79.
There are 115 known active cases in the county as of Thursday and 19,964 recovered cases, according to ODH.
A total of 54.18% of the county has started the vaccination process and 50.52% has completed it, according to ODH. There have also been 19,445 first boosters, 9,627 second boosters and 9,806 updated 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 3,372 confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 statewide were reported since last week’s update. There were also 241 hospitalizations, 19 ICU admissions and 53 deaths 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.