Athens County Confirms 15 New COVID-19 Cases And Removes One For Feb. 16

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 4,452 total cases of COVID-19 after 15 were reported Tuesday and one previous case was removed.

The Ohio Department of Health confirmed the new cases on Feb. 16, 2021.

Analysis of ODH data indicates seven involved people aged 20-29, seven involved people aged 0-19 and one involved a person aged 50-59. A case previously listed in the 30-39 category was removed.

There are 507 known active cases in the county as of Tuesday and 3,915 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. 16, 2021.
An age breakdown of Athens Co. COVID-19 cases for Feb. 16, 2021. [ODH]
Tuesday at 2 p.m., the Ohio Department of Health announced 943,291 confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 statewide after 2,026 cases were reported in the last 24 hours. There have been 48,739 hospitalizations and 16,453 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 Feb. 16, 2021