Athens Co. Confirms Four COVID-19 Cases For August 29 And Two For August 30

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 387 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after four cases were confirmed Saturday and two were confirmed Sunday.

The Athens City-County Health Department confirmed the news in a press release sent August 30.

Analysis of Ohio Department of Health data indicates three of the these cases involved people aged 20-29, two involved people aged 50-59 and one involved a person aged 40-49.

There are 14 known active cases in the county as of Sunday. There are 371 recovered cases, according to the local health department. A total of 21 people have required hospitalization due to COVID-19 symptoms in the county since the start of the pandemic. There have been two deaths related to COVID-19 in the county.

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 Aug. 30, 2020.
An age breakdown of Athens Co. COVID-19 cases for Aug. 30, 2020. [ODH]
The Ohio Department of Health announced 122,262 confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 statewide as of Sunday at 2 p.m. There have been 13,317 hospitalizations and 4,128 reported deaths.

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