Athens County Confirms 35 COVID-19 Cases For January 11

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 3,434 total cases of COVID-19 after 35 new cases were reported Monday.

The Ohio Department of Health confirmed the new cases on January 11, 2021.

An analysis of ODH data indicates the case involved 20 people aged 20-29, five people aged 30 – 39, one person aged 40 – 49, three people aged 50 -59, three people aged 60-69, and three people aged 70-79.

According to the Athens City-County Health Department, there are 542 known active cases and 2,883 recovered cases of COVID-19 in Athens 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 COVID-19 cases in Athens Co. as of January 11, 2021. [ODH]
As of 2 p.m., Monday, the state’s total of positive COVID-19 cases is 784,957 according to the Ohio Department of Health. The data compiled by ODH also shows 7,892 positive cases, 75 deaths and 219 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