Athens Co. Confirms 63 New COVID-19 Cases For December 11

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 2,565 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 63 cases were confirmed Friday.

The Ohio Department of Health confirmed the new cases on December 11.

Analysis of ODH data indicates 12 involved people aged 20-29, 11 involved people aged 60-69, nine involved people aged 40-49, eight involved people aged 0-19, eight involved people aged 50-59, seven involved people aged 30-39, seven involved people aged 70-79 and one involved a person aged 80+.

An additional case involving a person in their 50s required hospitalization. ODH indicated the total number of hospitalizations in the county since the beginning of the pandemic is now up to 103.

There are 677 known active cases in the county as of Friday. There are 1,882 recovered cases, according to the Athens City-County Health Department. There have been six 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. 11, 2020.
An age breakdown of Athens Co. COVID-19 cases for Dec. 11, 2020. [ODH]
Friday at 2 p.m., the Ohio Department of Health announced 542,209 confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 statewide after 10,359 cases were reported in the last 24 hours. There have been 31,536 hospitalizations and 7,426 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 coronavirus numbers for Dec. 11, 2020
Statewide coronavirus numbers for Dec. 11, 2020 [ODH]