Athens Co. Confirms 17 COVID-19 Cases For November 9, One Previously Confirmed Case Removed

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 1,492 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 17 cases were confirmed Monday and one previously confirmed case was removed.

The Ohio Department of Health confirmed the new cases on November 9.

Analysis of ODH data indicates six cases involved people aged 20-29, four involved people aged 0-19, four involved people aged 50-59, two involved people aged 40-49 and one involved a person aged 80+. One case was removed from the 60-69 age range.

There are 256 known active cases in the county as of Monday. There are 1,232 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. 9, 2020.
An age breakdown of Athens Co. COVID-19 cases for Nov. 9, 2020. [ODH]
On Monday at 2 p.m., the Ohio Department of Health announced 254,974 confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 statewide after 4,706 cases were reported in the last 24 hours. There have been 20651, hospitalizations and 5,524 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