Athens County Confirms 41 New COVID-19 Cases For January 14, Remains At Level 3

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 3,546 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 41 were reported Thursday. The county also remained at a Level 3 Public Health Emergency.

The Ohio Department of Health confirmed the new cases on January 14, 2021.

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

There are 555 known active cases in the county as of Thursday. There are 2,982 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.

An age breakdown of Athens Co. COVID-19 cases for Jan. 14, 2021.
An age breakdown of Athens Co. COVID-19 cases for Jan. 14, 2021. [ODH]
Athens County again remained at a Level 3 Public Health Emergency, according to this week’s Public Health Advisory map.

The county only met two of the seven state indicators: new cases per capita and non-congregate cases. But it did not drop below the high incidence threshold of over 100 cases per 100,000 over a two-week period, keeping it at the Level 3 designation.

The Public Health Advisory Map for Jan. 14, 2021 featuring data from Athens County
Thursday at 2 p.m., the Ohio Department of Health announced 807,293 confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 statewide after 7,654 cases were reported in the last 24 hours. There have been 42,481 hospitalizations and 9,990 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