38 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Athens County from April 21-May 18< < Back to
ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 20,275 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 38 additional cases were reported since last week’s update.
The Ohio Department of Health confirmed the numbers on May 18, 2023.
According to ODH data, the new cases involved six people 0-19, six people 20-29, six people 70-79, five people 40-49, five people 50-59, four people 60-69, four people 80+ and two people 30-39.
There are 26 known active cases in the county as of Thursday and 20,091 recovered cases, according to ODH.
A total of 54.17% of the county has started the vaccination process and 50.5% has completed it, according to ODH. There have also been 19,463 first boosters, 9,682 second boosters and 9,963 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 2,770 confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 statewide were reported since last week’s update. There were also 159 hospitalizations, 16 ICU admissions and 36 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.