Athens Co. Confirms 10 COVID-19 Cases For November 1

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Athens County has now had 1,388 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 10 cases were confirmed Sunday.

The Ohio Department of Health confirmed the new cases on November 1.

Analysis of Ohio Department of Health data indicates three cases involved people aged 20-29, three involved a person aged 30-39, one involved a person aged 50-59, two involved a person aged 60-69 and one involved a person aged 70-79.

Two people in their 60s required hospitalization, bringing the county’s total to 52 since the beginning of the pandemic.

There are 286 known active cases in the county as of Sunday. There are 1,100 recovered cases, according to the Athens City-County Health Department. 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.

Age breakdown of the COVID-19 cases in Athens County as of Nov 1, 2020. [ODH]
 On Sunday at 2 p.m., the Ohio Department of Health announced 219,000 confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 statewide after 3,003 cases were reported in the last 24 hours.  There have been 19,220 hospitalizations and 5,303 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