Athens Co. Confirms 21 COVID-19 Cases For November 4

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 1,423 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 21 cases were confirmed Wednesday.

The Ohio Department of Health confirmed the new cases on November 4.

Analysis of ODH data indicates 11 cases involved people aged 20-29, four involved people aged 0-19, two involved people aged 30-39, two involved people aged 40-49 and two involved people aged 50-59.

An additional case involving a person aged 50-59 required hospitalization, bringing the county’s total to 56 since the beginning of the pandemic.

There are 271 known active cases in the county as of Wednesday. There are 1,150 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.

An age breakdown of Athens Co. COVID-19 cases for Nov. 4, 2020.
An age breakdown of Athens Co. COVID-19 cases for Nov. 4, 2020. [ODH]
On Wednesday at 2 p.m., the Ohio Department of Health announced 230,209 confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 statewide after 4,071 cases were reported in the last 24 hours.  There have been 19,801 hospitalizations and 5,428 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