Athens Co. Confirms 15 COVID-19 Cases For October 30

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — There are now 289 known active cases in Athens County after 15 positive tests were reported on Friday, October 30, 2020.

The Athens City-County Health Department confirmed the new cases in a press release sent at 2 p.m. Friday.

An analysis of data from the Ohio Department of Health indicates five cases involve people aged 20-29, three involve people 30-39, two people aged 40-49 tested positive, along with three people aged 60-69, two people  70-79 years old.  Two people, one in their 50s and another in their 60s, had to be hospitalized.

Currently, there are  1,070 recovered cases of COVID-19 in Athens County. Since the start of the pandemic, there have 1,361 confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 2 deaths in the county.

Athens Co. data of COVID-19 cases for Oct. 30, 2020 [ODH]
ODH announced 212,782 total COVID-19 cases in Ohio as of 2 p.m., along with 18,969 hospitalizations and 5,291 deaths. They make 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