Athens Co. Reports Four New Cases of COVID-19

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County had four cases of COVID-19 confirmed Wednesday after days without a confirmed active case.

The Athens City-County Health Department announced the cases in a press release sent June 10.

No demographic information was provided by the health department regarding the cases. The Ohio Department of Health did indicated one of the new cases required the person to be hospitalized.

The department said after the first confirmed case in the county on March 26 that investigations into patients’ close contacts would be conducted.

Athens County has had 22 confirmed cases since the pandemic began. There has been one death related to COVID-19 in the county that occurred in March.

A graphic shows the number of confirmed cases in Athens County.
[Athens City-County Health Department]
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 announced 39,575 confirmed & probable cases of COVID-19 statewide as of Wednesday, June 10 at 2 p.m. There have been 6,693 hospitalizations and 2,457 reported deaths.

An age breakdown of Athens Co. COVID-19 cases.
An age breakdown of Athens Co. COVID-19 cases. [ODH]
The DOH 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