Athens Co. Confirms 28 COVID-19 Cases For November 15

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 1,636 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 28 cases were confirmed Sunday.

The Ohio Department of Health confirmed the new cases on November 15.

Analysis of ODH data indicates 12 involved people aged 20-29, five involved people aged 0-19, five people 60-69, three involved people aged 40-49, two involved people aged 50-59 years old, and one case involved a person aged 30-39.

There are 321 known active cases in the county as of Sunday. There are 1,311 recovered cases, according to the Athens City-County Health Department. A total of 57 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 COVID-19 cases in Athens County for November 15, 2020. [ODH]
On Sunday at 2 p.m., the Ohio Department of Health announced 298,096 confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 statewide after 7,853 cases were reported in the last 24 hours. There have been 22,265 hospitalizations and 5,722 reported deaths.

COVID-19 data for November 15, 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