Athens County Confirms 40 COVID-19 Cases For December 30

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 3,072 total cases of COVID-19 after 40 new cases were reported Wednesday.

The Ohio Department of Health confirmed the new cases on December 30.

An analysis of ODH data finds the 40 cases involved: four people aged 0-19, five people aged 20-29, nine people aged 30-39, five people aged 40-49, four people aged 50-59, four people aged 60-69, six people aged 70-79, two people 80 or older, and one case was not categorized in a designated age group.

There are 475 known active cases in the county as of Wednesday. There are 2,588 recovered cases, according to the Athens City-County Health Department.

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 COVID-19 cases in Athens County for December 30, 2020. [ODH]
Wednesday at 2 p.m., the Ohio Department of Health announced 690,748 confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 statewide after 8,178 cases were reported in the last 24 hours. There have been 38,002 hospitalizations and 8,855 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