Athens County Confirms 15 COVID-19 Cases For November 29

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) —Athens County has now had 2,044 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 15 cases were confirmed Sunday.

The Ohio Department of Health confirmed the new cases on November 29 with the added statement, “Today’s data is incomplete. Because of unprecedented volume, thousands of reports are pending review. Please bear with us as we work through this surge in testing.”

Analysis of ODH data indicates seven cases in Athens County involved people aged 20-29, three involved people aged 70-79, two involved people aged 50-59,  two involved people aged 80+, and one person aged 30-39,

There are 461 known active cases in the county as of Sunday. There are 1,579 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. 29, 2020. [ODH]
In Ohio, there are now 414,432 confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 after 7,729 cases were reported in the last 24 hours. There have been 26,507 hospitalizations and 6,399 reported deaths statewide since the start of the pandemic.

Key Ohio COVID-19 data for November 29, 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