26 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Athens County for 8.-14. April
By: Aaron Payne
Thursday, April 14, 2022
ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) – Athens County has now had 14,537 total cases of COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic, after 26 more cases were reported since last week’s update.
The Ohio Department of Health confirmed the numbers on April 14th.
According to ODH data, the cases involved eight people 20-29, seven people 30-39, four people 40-49, three people 0-19, three people 60-69 and one person 50-59.
A previously confirmed case required hospitalization for a person in their 40s. According to the data, 343 people in Athens county have been hospitalized due to complications related to this coronavirus since the start of the pandemic.
There are 61 known active cases in the county as of Thursday and 14,335 recovered cases, according to the ODH.
A total of 52.68% of the county has started the vaccination process and 49.24% have completed it, according to ODH. An additional 17,078 additional doses have also been administered.
Anyone who experiences respiratory symptoms is asked to call their primary care physician, emergency care, or emergency room before arriving at the nursing home to tell them that they believe they are experiencing symptoms related to the COVID-19 virus.
Thursday at At 2 p.m., the Ohio Department of Health announced 4,808 confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 across the state since last week’s update. There were also 317 admissions, 29 intensive care units and 100 deaths reported during the same period.
ODH provides the following recommendations to protect yourself from disease:
- Wash hands frequently 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 not available.
- Cover your mouth with a napkin 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 ill.
The Ohio 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 can be found at coronavirus.ohio.gov.