Athens County Confirms 41 New COVID-19 Cases For January 15

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 3,587 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 41 were reported Friday.

The Ohio Department of Health confirmed the new cases on January 15, 2021.

Analysis of ODH data indicates nine involved people aged 20-29, seven involved people aged 70-79, seven involved people aged 80+, five involved people aged 40-49, four involved people aged 30-39, four involved people aged 60-69, three involved people aged 50-59 and two involved people aged 0-19.

Additional cases involving a person in their 60s, a person in their 70s and a person aged 80 or older required hospitalization. According to the data, 143 people in Athens County have been hospitalized due to complications related to this coronavirus since the start of the pandemic.

There are 577 known active cases in the county as of Friday. There are 3,001 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. 15, 2021
An age breakdown of Athens Co. COVID-19 cases for Jan. 15, 2021 [ODH]
Friday at 2 p.m., the Ohio Department of Health announced 814,442 confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 statewide after 7,149 cases were reported in the last 24 hours. There have been 42,807 hospitalizations and 10,057 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

Statewide coronavirus data for Jan. 15, 2021