Athens County Confirms 21 New COVID-19 Cases For January 19

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 3,675 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 21 were reported Tuesday.

The Ohio Department of Health confirmed the new cases on January 19, 2021.

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

An additional case involving a person in their 70s required hospitalization. According to the data, 146 people in Athens County have been hospitalized due to complications related to this coronavirus since the start of the pandemic.

There are 551 known active cases in the county as of Tuesday and 3,115 recovered cases. And 800 doses of COVID-19 vaccination have been allocated and administered in the county, according to the Athens City-County Health Department.

The health department is playing host to clinics this week for those in Phase 1B.

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. 19, 2021.
An age breakdown of Athens Co. COVID-19 cases for Jan. 19, 2021. [ODH]
Tuesday at 2 p.m., the Ohio Department of Health announced 836,055 confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 statewide after 4,989 cases were reported in the last 24 hours. There have been 43,605 hospitalizations and 10,336 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 COVID-19 data for Jan. 19, 2021