Athens Co. Reports 15 COVID-19 Cases For November 5, Remains At Level 2

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 1,438 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 15 cases were reported Thursday. The county is still at a Level 2 public health emergency.

The Ohio Department of Health confirmed the new cases on November 5.

Analysis of ODH data indicates seven cases involved people aged 20-29, four involved people aged 0-19, three involved people aged 30-39 and one involved a person aged 60-69.

There are 276 known active cases in the county as of Wednesday. There are 1,160 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 Athens County COVID-19 patients for Nov. 5, 2020. [ODH]
As updated by the Ohio Department of Health, at 2:00 PM, November 5, 2020, a record breaking 4,961 confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 were reported in the last 24 hours. There are now 235,170 total COVID-19 cases in Ohio. There have been 20,015 hospitalizations and 5,461 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