Athens County Confirms 23 New COVID-19 Cases For January 26

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 3,861 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 23 were reported Tuesday.

The Ohio Department of Health confirmed the new cases on January 26, 2021.

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

Additional cases involving a person in their 60s and a person aged 80 or older required hospitalization. According to the data, 153 people in Athens County have been hospitalized due to complications related to this coronavirus since the start of the pandemic.

There are 523 known active cases in the county as of Tuesday and 3,329 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 26, 2021.
An age breakdown of Athens Co. COVID-19 cases for July 26, 2021. [ODH]
Tuesday at 2 p.m., the Ohio Department of Health announced 872,918 confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 statewide after 4,262 cases were reported in the last 24 hours. There have been 45,276 hospitalizations and 10,856 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. 26, 2021