Athens Co. Confirms Two Deaths Related To COVID-19, 14 Cases For November 6

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had four total deaths related to COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after two were confirmed on Friday. The county now also has had 1,452 total cases of COVID-19 after 14 cases were reported the same day.

The Ohio Department of Health confirmed the new cases on November 6.

Analysis of ODH data indicates the deaths involved a person in their 60s and a person in their 70s.

Regarding the new cases, five involved people aged 20-29, four involved people aged 0-19, two involved people aged 60-69, one involved a person aged 30-39, one involved a person aged 40-49 and one involved a person aged 80+.

An additional case involving a person in their 50s required hospitalization. ODH adjusted its reporting after the deaths to bring the total number of hospitalizations in the county since the beginning of the pandemic to 55.

There are 266 known active cases in the county as of Friday. There are 1,182 recovered cases, according to the Athens City-County Health Department.

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. 6, 2020.
An age breakdown of Athens Co. COVID-19 cases for Nov. 6, 2020. [ODH]
On Friday at 2 p.m., the Ohio Department of Health announced 240,178 confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 statewide after a single-day high 5,008 cases were reported in the last 24 hours. There have been 20,246 hospitalizations and 5,494 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