Athens County Confirms 31 COVID-19 Cases For December 13

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 2,629 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 31 cases were confirmed Sunday.

The Ohio Department of Health confirmed the new cases on December 13.

Analysis of ODH data indicates 10 cases involved people aged 20-29, six involved people aged 40-49, five involved people aged 50-59, two involved people aged 0-19, two involved people aged 30-39, two involved people aged 60-69, two involved people aged 70-79, and two cases involved people 80+.

Additional cases involving a person in their 60s and a person in aged 80 or older required hospitalization. ODH indicated the total number of hospitalizations in the county since the beginning of the pandemic is now up to 107.

There are 661 known active cases in the county as of Sunday. There are 1,962 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. 13, 2020. [ODH]
Sunday at 2 p.m., the Ohio Department of Health announced 562,727 confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 statewide after 9,266 cases were reported in the last 24 hours. There have been 31,973 hospitalizations and 7,492 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

Ohio Dept. of Health data for December 13, 2020.