Athens Co. Confirms 25 COVID-19 Cases For November 11

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 1,547 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 25 cases were confirmed Wednesday.

The Ohio Department of Health confirmed the new cases on November 11.

Analysis of ODH data indicates seven cases involved people aged 20-29, four involved people 50-59, four people are 60-69 years old, three involved people aged 0-19, three involved people aged 30-39,  two people aged 40-49, and two involved people aged 70-79.

There are 287 known active cases in the county as of Wednesday. There are 1,256 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.

Age breakdown of Athens Co. COVID-19 cases for Nov. 11, 2020. [ODH]
On Wednesday at 2 p.m., the Ohio Department of Health announced 267,356  confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 statewide after a  5,623 cases were reported in the last 24 hours. There have been 21,290 hospitalizations and 5,623reported deaths.

Key COVID-19 data trends for Nov. 11, 2020 [ODH]
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