Athens County Confirms 2 COVID-19 Deaths And 18 Cases For Feb. 11, Remains Level 3

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 26 total deaths related to COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after two were added to the total on Thursday. The county now also has had 4,308 total cases of COVID-19 after 18 new cases were reported the same day the county also remained at a Level 3 Public Health Emergency.

The Ohio Department of Health confirmed the new cases on Feb. 11, 2021.

Analysis of ODH data indicates the deaths involved a person in their 70s and a person aged 80 or older.

Regarding the new cases, six involved people aged 20-29, five involved people aged 0-19, three involved people aged 30-39, two involved people aged 60-69, one involved a person aged 40-49 and one involved a person aged 50-59.

An addition case involving a person aged 80 or older required hospitalization. According to the data, 162 people in Athens County have been hospitalized due to complications related to this coronavirus since the start of the pandemic.

There are 513 known active cases in the county as of Thursday and 3,769 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 Feb. 11, 2021.
An age breakdown of Athens Co. COVID-19 cases for Feb. 11, 2021. [ODH]
Athens County again remained at a Level 3 Public Health Emergency, according to this week’s Public Health Advisory map.

The county met four of the seven state indicators: new cases per capita, non-congregate cases, emergency department visits and outpatient visits.

The Public Health Advisory System map for Feb. 11, 2021
Thursday at 2 p.m., the Ohio Department of Health announced 931,437 confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 statewide after 2,806 cases were reported in the last 24 hours. There have been 48,269 hospitalizations and 12,577 reported deaths since the start of the pandemic. The 721 deaths recorded in the past 24 hours included 650 deaths from November 2020 to December 2020 that were delayed in reporting.

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 Feb. 11, 2021