Athens Co. Adds One COVID-19 Death And 19 New Cases For Feb. 28

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) —Athens County has now had 33 total deaths related to COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after one was added to the total Sunday. The county also has now had 4,631 total cases of COVID-19 after 19 new cases were reported the same day.

The Ohio Department of Health confirmed the death and new cases on Feb. 28, 2021.

Analysis of ODH data indicates the death involved a person aged 80 or older.

Regarding the new cases, 11 involved people aged 20-29, two involved people aged 0-19, two involved people aged 30-39, two involved people aged 60-69, one involved a person aged 50-59 and one involved a person aged 80+.

There are 341 known active cases in the county as of Sunday and 4,257 recovered cases, according to the Athens City-County Health Department.

A total of 13.5% 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. 28, 2021.
An age breakdown of Athens Co. COVID-19 cases for Feb. 28, 2021. [ODH]
Sunday at 2 p.m., the Ohio Department of Health announced 967,422 confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 statewide after 1,268 cases were reported in the last 24 hours. There have been 50,279 hospitalizations and 17,297 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 data