Athens Co. Confirms 36 New COVID-19 Cases For December 7

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 2,370 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 36 cases were confirmed Monday.

The Ohio Department of Health confirmed the new cases on December 7.

Analysis of ODH data indicates 10 involved people aged 20-29, seven involved people aged 50-59, five involved people aged 0-19, four involved people aged 40-49, three involved people aged 30-39, three involved people aged 60-69, three involved people aged 70-79 and one involved a person aged 80+.

Three additional cases involving a person in their 50s, a person in their 60s and a person in their 70s required hospitalization, bringing the county’s total to 97 people listed as hospitalized since the beginning of the pandemic.

There are 610 known active cases in the county as of Monday. There are 1,756 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 Dec. 7, 2020.
An age breakdown of Athens Co. COVID-19 cases for Dec. 7, 2020. [ODH]
On Monday at 2 p.m., the Ohio Department of Health announced 484,297 confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 statewide after 9,273 cases were reported in the last 24 hours. There have been 29,569 hospitalizations and 7,022 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

Statewide COVID-19 numbers for Dec. 7, 2020