Athens Co. Confirms 41 COVID-19 Cases For November 24

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 1,886 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 41 cases were confirmed Tuesday.

The Ohio Department of Health confirmed the new cases on November 24.

Analysis of ODH data indicates 12 involved people aged 20-29, eight involved people aged 70-79, six involved people aged 0-19, six involved people aged 50-59, four involved people aged 30-39, three involved people aged 40-49 and two involved people aged 60-69.

An additional case involving a person in their 60s required hospitalization, bringing the county’s total to 71 people listed as hospitalized since the beginning of the pandemic.

There are 406 known active cases in the county as of Tuesday. There are 1,476 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. 24, 2020.
An age breakdown of Athens Co. COVID-19 cases for Nov. 24, 2020. [ODH]
On Tuesday at 2 p.m., the Ohio Department of Health announced 371,908 confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 statewide after 8,604 cases were reported in the last 24 hours. There have been 25,069 hospitalizations and 6,118 reported deaths since the start of the pandemic.

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