Athens Co. Confirms 85 COVID-19 Cases For November 26, 27

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 1,998 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 85 cases were confirmed Thursday and Friday.

Because of Thanksgiving, the Ohio Department of Health included Thursday’s COVID-19 case data in Friday’s summary.

ODH confirmed the new cases on November 27.

Analysis of ODH data indicates 20 involved people aged 30-39, 15 involved people aged 20-29, 11 involved people aged 0-19, 10 involved people aged 40-49, 10 involved people aged 50-59, nine involved people aged 60-69, seven involved people aged 70-79 and three involved people aged 80+.

Additional cases involving three people in their 70s, a person in their 20s, a person in their 30s, a person in their 50s, a person in their 60s and a person 80 or older required hospitalization, bringing the county’s total to 83 people listed as hospitalized since the beginning of the pandemic.

There are 459 known active cases in the county as of Friday. There are 1,535 recovered cases, according to the Athens City-County Health Department. There have been four deaths related to COVID-19 in the county.

The numbers come shortly after Athens County was upgraded to a Level 3 Public Health Emergency.

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. 27, 2020.
An age breakdown of Athens Co. COVID-19 cases for Nov. 27, 2020. [ODH]
On Friday at 2 p.m., the Ohio Department of Health announced 399,808 confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 statewide after 17,065 cases were reported in the last 48 hours. There have been 25,690 hospitalizations and 6,346 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