Athens Co. Confirms One New COVID-19 Cases For July 27

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 319 cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after one additional case was confirmed Monday.

The Athens City-County Health Department announced the case in a press release sent July 27.

No demographic information was provided by the health department regarding the case.

An analysis of ODH data indicates the case involved a person aged 20-29.

A graphic shows COVID-19 cases in Athens County
[Athens City-County Health Department]
There are 110 known active cases in the county as of Monday. There are 208 recovered cases, according to the health department. Sixteen people in the county have had to be hospitalized since the start of the pandemic. There has been one death related to COVID-19 in the county that happened in March.

OhioHealth conducted 540 COVID-19 tests last week for a total of 5,584 total tests to date, according to the health department.

statewide mask mandate went into effect last week at the order of Gov. Mike DeWine.

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.

An age breakdown of Athens Co. COVID-19 cases for July 27, 2020.
An age breakdown of Athens Co. COVID-19 cases for July 27, 2020. [ODH]
The Ohio Department of Health announced 85,177 confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 statewide as of Monday at 2 p.m. There have been 10,285 hospitalizations and 3,344 reported deaths.

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