Athens Co. Confirms 22 New COVID-19 Cases For April 3-5

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 4,874 total cases of COVID-19 after 22 new cases were reported for Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

The Ohio Department of Health confirmed the new cases on April 5, 2021.

According to an analysis of ODH data, 10 involved people aged 20-29, six people 0-19, three people 40-49, one person 30-39, one person 50-59 and one person 60-69.

There are 140 known active cases in the county as of Monday and 4,734 recovered cases, according to the Athens City-County Health Department.

A total of 29.66% 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 April 5, 2021.
An age breakdown of Athens Co. COVID-19 cases for April 5, 2021. [ODH]
Monday at 2 p.m., the Ohio Department of Health 1,026,929 confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 after 2,918 were reported in the last 24 hours. There have been 53,445 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 April 5, 2021