Athens Co. Confirms 21 COVID-19 Cases For October 22

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County remained at a Level 2 Public Health Emergency as 21 COVID-19 cases confirmed Thursday brought its total to 1,205 since the beginning of the pandemic. It was also reported that a person, 80+, who had been previously diagnosed has since been hospitalized.

The Athens City-County Health Department confirmed the news in a press release sent October 22.

An analysis of Ohio Department of Health data indicates 15 people are aged 20-20, two are aged 0-19, one person is 30-39, one is 50-59, one is 60-69, and one is 70-79.

Athens County again triggered three of the state’s seven indicators, the same as the past several weeks: new cases per capita, new cases increase and non-congregate cases.

To reach Level 3, a county must trigger at least four indicators.

The county was upgraded to Level 2 six weeks ago.

Currently, there are 255 known active cases and 948 recovered cases of COVID-19 in Athens County

An age breakdown of Athens Co. COVID-19 cases for Oct. 22, 2020. [ODH]
The Ohio Department of Health announced 190,430  confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 statewide as of Thursday at 2 p.m. There have been 17,682 hospitalizations and 5,161 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