Athens County Confirms 24 COVID-19 Cases For December 14

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 2,653 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 24 cases were confirmed Monday.

The Ohio Department of Health confirmed the new cases on December 14.

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

There are 651 known active cases in the county as of Monday. There are 1,996 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.

Age breakdown of Athens County COVID-19 cases for December 14, 2020. [ODH]
As updated by the Ohio Department of Health on December 14, 2020, at 2:00 p.m., there are now 570,602 total COVID-19 cases in Ohio after 7,875 cases were reported in the last 24 hours. There have been 32,264 hospitalizations and 7,551 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 COVID-19 data for December 14, 2020. [ODH]