Athens County Confirms 25 COVID-19 Cases For January 3

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 3,171 total cases of COVID-19 after 25 new cases were reported Sunday.

The Ohio Department of Health confirmed the new cases on January 3, 2021.

An analysis of ODH data finds the cases involved: two people aged 0-19, two people aged 20-29, seven people aged 30-39, one person aged 40-49, four people aged 50-59, three people aged 60-69, three people aged 70-79 and three people 80 or older. One case remains uncategorized in an age group.

Currently, there are 463 known active cases and 2,699 recovered cases of COVID-19 in Athens County, 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 as of January 3, 2021. [ODH]
As of 2 p.m., Sunday, January 3, 2021, the state’s total of positive COVID-19 cases is 721,481 according to the Ohio Department of Health. The data compiled by ODH also shows 6,808 positive cases, 59 deaths and 165 new hospitalizations were reported in the last 24 hours.

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