Athens County Confirms 22 COVID-19 Cases For November 22

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 1,795 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 22 cases were confirmed Sunday.

The Ohio Department of Health confirmed the new cases on November 22.

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

Additional cases required hospitalization involving a person in their 30s, a person in their 60s and two 80 or older. This brings the county’s total to 69 people listed as hospitalized since the beginning of the pandemic.

There are 347 known active cases in the county as of Sunday. There are 1,444 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. 22, 2020. [ODH]
On Sunday at 2 p.m., the Ohio Department of Health announced 351,419 confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 statewide after 8,133 cases were reported in the last 24 hours. There have been 24,423 hospitalizations and 5,996 reported deaths since the start of the pandemic

Ohio Department of Health

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