Athens Co. Confirms 43 COVID-19 Cases For November 21

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 1,773 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 43 cases were confirmed Saturday.

The Ohio Department of Health confirmed the new cases on November 21.

Analysis of ODH data indicates 17 of the new cases involved people aged 20-29, seven involved people aged 50-59, six involved people aged 0-19, four involved people aged 30-39, three involved people aged 40-49, three involved people aged 60-69, two involved people aged 70-79 and one involved people aged 80+.

Additional cases required hospitalization involving a person in their 20s, a person in their 60s and one 80 or older. This brings the county’s total to 65 people listed as hospitalized since the beginning of the pandemic.

There are 347 known active cases in the county as of Saturday. There are 1,422 recovered cases, according to the Athens City-County Health Department. 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. 21, 2020.
An age breakdown of Athens Co. COVID-19 cases for Nov. 21, 2020. [ODH]
On Saturday at 2 p.m., the Ohio Department of Health announced 343,286 confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 statewide after 7,863 cases were reported in the last 24 hours. There have been 24,218 hospitalizations and 5,984 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