Athens County Confirms 21 New COVID-19 Cases For Feb. 25, Remains Level 3

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 4,594 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 21 were reported Thursday. The county also remained at a Level 3 Public Health Emergency.

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

Analysis of ODH data indicates 13 involved people aged 20-29, six involved people aged 0-19, one involved a person aged 30-39  and one involved a person aged 80+.

There are 383 known active cases in the county as of Thursday and 4,180 recovered cases, according to the Athens City-County Health Department.

Nearly 12.5% of the county has started the vaccination process, according to ODH.

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. 25, 2021.
An age breakdown of Athens Co. COVID-19 cases for Feb. 25, 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 two of the seven state indicators: new cases per capita and non-congregate cases. But it did not drop below the high incidence threshold of over 100 cases per 100,000 over a two-week period, keeping it at the Level 3 designation.

The Ohio Public Health Advisory System map for Feb. 25, 2021
Thursday at 2 p.m., the Ohio Department of Health announced 962,404 confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 statewide after 2,409 cases were reported in the last 24 hours. There have been 49,951 hospitalizations and 17,125 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. 25, 2021