Athens County Reports 9 COVID-19 Cases For November 8

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 1,476 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after nine cases were confirmed Sunday.

The Ohio Department of Health confirmed the new cases on November 8.

Analysis of ODH data indicates seven cases involved people aged 20-29 and two involved people aged 0-19.

There are 257 known active cases in the county as of Sunday. There are now 1,1215 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.

An age breakdown of Athens Co. COVID-19 cases for Nov. 8, 2020. [ODH]
On Sunday at 2 p.m., the Ohio Department of Health announced 250,268 confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19  after 4,541 cases were reported in the last 24 hours. There have been 20,497 hospitalizations and 5,517 reported deaths.

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.

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