Athens Co. Confirms 15 COVID-19 Cases For November 7

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 1,467 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 15 cases were confirmed Saturday.

The Ohio Department of Health confirmed the new cases on November 7.

Analysis of ODH data indicates five cases involved people aged 20-29, five involved people aged 0-19, three involved people aged 30-39, one involved a person aged 40-49 and one involved a person aged 50-59.

There are 265 known active cases in the county as of Saturday. There are 1,198 recovered cases, according to the Athens City-County Health Department. A total of 55 people have been listed as hospitalized since the beginning of the pandemic. There have been four 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. 7, 2020.
An age breakdown of Athens Co. COVID-19 cases for Nov. 7, 2020. [ODH]
On Saturday at 2 p.m., the Ohio Department of Health announced 245,727 confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 statewide after a single-day high 5,549 cases were reported in the last 24 hours. There have been 20,395 hospitalizations and 5,506 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