Athens County Confirms 46 New COVID-19 Cases For January 23, 24

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 3,812 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 46 were reported Saturday and Sunday.

The Ohio Department of Health confirmed the new cases on January 24, 2021.

Analysis of ODH data indicates 16 involved people aged 20-29, 10 involved people aged 0-19, six involved people aged 40-49, six involved people aged 50-59, three involved people aged 30-39, three involved people aged 80+, two involved people aged 60-69 and one involved a person aged 70-79. A previously uncategorized case was moved into 0ne of these age groups over the weekend.

Additional cases involving two people in their 40s and a person in their 60s required hospitalization. According to the data, 151 people in Athens County have been hospitalized due to complications related to this coronavirus since the start of the pandemic.

There are 554 known active cases in the county as of Sunday and 3,249 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 July 24, 2021.
An age breakdown of Athens Co. COVID-19 cases for July 24, 2021. [ODH]
Sunday at 2 p.m., the Ohio Department of Health announced 864,322 confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 statewide after 4,481 cases were reported in the last 24 hours. There have been 44,783 hospitalizations and 10,771 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 numbers for Jan. 24, 2021.