Athens Co. Confirms 14 New COVID-19 Cases For March 13-15

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 4,711 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 14 were reported for Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

The Ohio Department of Health confirmed the new cases on March 15, 2021.

Analysis of ODH data indicates nine involved people aged 20-29, three involved people aged 0-19, one involved a person aged 30-39 and one involved a person aged aged 40-49.

An additional case involving a person in their 60s required hospitalization. According to the data, 167 people in Athens County have been hospitalized due to complications related to this coronavirus since the start of the pandemic.

There are 131 known active cases in the county as of Monday and 4,580 recovered cases, according to the Athens City-County Health Department.

Appointments for COVID-19 vaccine in Athens County can now be made through the statewide scheduling system at

If the vaccine being administered requires a second dose, the appointment will be made at the first dose appointment by a public health nurse.

Residents can also call the health department directly if they are unable to access the online scheduling platform at 740-592-4431.

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 15, 2021.
Monday at 2 p.m., the Ohio Department of Health announced 990,340 confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 statewide after 1,149 cases were reported in the last 24 hours. There have been 51,642 hospitalizations 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 March 15, 2021