Athens County Confirms 24 COVID-19 Cases For January 13

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 3,505 total cases of COVID-19 after 24 new cases were reported Wednesday.

The Ohio Department of Health confirmed the new cases on January 13, 2021.

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

An additional case involving a person in their 70s required hospitalization. According to the data, 140 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 535 known active cases and 2,961 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. 13, 2021.
An age breakdown of Athens Co. COVID-19 cases for Jan. 13, 2021. [ODH]
As of 2 p.m., Wednesday, the state’s total of positive COVID-19 cases is 799,639 according to the Ohio Department of Health. The data compiled by ODH also shows 6,701 positive cases, 79 deaths and 288 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 data for Jan. 13, 2021