Athens County Confirms 47 COVID-19 Cases For January 12

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 3,481 total cases of COVID-19 after 47 new cases were reported Tuesday.

The Ohio Department of Health confirmed the new cases on January 12, 2021.

An analysis of ODH data indicates 12 involved people aged 20-29, nine involved people aged 70-79, eight involved people aged 80+, six involved people aged 50-59, five involved people aged 40-49, three involved people aged 30-39, three involved people aged 60-69 and one involved a person aged 0-19.

Additional cases involving a person in their 40s and a person in their 60s required hospitalization. According to the data, 139 people in Athens County have been hospitalized due to complications related to this coronavirus since the start of the pandemic.

According to the Athens City-County Health Department, there are 548 known active cases and 2,924 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.

An age breakdown of Athens Co. COVID-19 cases for Jan. 12, 2021.
An age breakdown of Athens Co. COVID-19 cases for Jan. 12, 2021. [ODH]
As of 2 p.m., Tuesday, the state’s total of positive COVID-19 cases is 792,938 according to the Ohio Department of Health. The data compiled by ODH also shows 7,981 positive cases, 100 deaths and 486 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

Statewide coronavirus numbers for Jan. 12, 2021