Athens County Confirms 26 New COVID-19 Cases For January 25

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 3,838 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 26 were reported Monday.

The Ohio Department of Health confirmed the new cases on January 25, 2021.

Analysis of ODH data indicates 15 involved people aged 20-29, seven involved people aged 0-19, two involved people aged 80+, one involved a person aged 30-39 and one involved a person aged 50-59.

There are 550 known active cases in the county as of Monday and 3,279 recovered cases, according to the Athens City-County Health Department.

The health department also reported 1,225 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been allocated and administered though the Athens City-County Health Department and OhioHealth partnership at Heritage Hall as of Monday.

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. 25, 2021.
An age breakdown of Athens Co. COVID-19 cases for Jan. 25, 2021. [ODH]
Monday at 2 p.m., the Ohio Department of Health announced 868,656 confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 statewide after 4,334 cases were reported in the last 24 hours. There have been 44,981 hospitalizations and 10,768 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. 25, 2021.