Athens Co. Confirms 20 New COVID-19 Cases For March 27-29

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 4,808 total cases of COVID-19 after 20 new cases were reported for Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

The Ohio Department of Health confirmed the new cases on March 29, 2021.

Regarding the new cases, nine involved people aged 20-29, three people aged 50-59, three people aged 30-39, two people aged 0-19, one person aged 40-49, one person aged 60-69 and one person aged 80+.

There are 118 known active cases in the county as of Monday and 4,690 recovered cases, according to the Athens City-County Health Department.

A total of 25.09% 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 March29, 2021.
An age breakdown of Athens Co. COVID-19 cases for March 29, 2021. [ODH]
Monday at 2 p.m., the Ohio Department of Health announced 1,013,119 confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 statewide after 1,497 cases were reported in the last 24 hours. There have been 52,817 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 29, 2021