Athens Co. Adds 1 Death Related To COVID-19, 7 New Cases For March 9

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 50 total deaths related to COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after one was added to the total Tuesday. The county has now also had 4,678 total cases of COVID-19 after seven new cases were reported the same day.

The Ohio Department of Health confirmed the death and new cases on March 9, 2021.

ODH data did not indicate the age of the person who died at time of publishing.

Regarding the new cases, four involved people aged 60-69, one involved a person aged 20-29, one involved a person aged 30-39 and one involved a person aged 50-59.

There are 187 known active cases in the county as of Tuesday and 4,491 recovered cases, according to the Athens City-County Health Department.

A total of 15.45% of Athens County residents started the vaccine process as of 2 p.m., 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 March 9, 2021.
An age breakdown of Athens Co. COVID-19 cases for March 9, 2021. [ODH]
Tuesday at 2 p.m., the Ohio Department of Health announced 981,618 confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 statewide after 1,893 cases were reported in the last 24 hours. There have been 51,097 hospitalizations and 17,662 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 for March 9, 2021