Athens Co. Adds 1 Death Related To COVID-19, 13 New Cases For April 6

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) —Athens County has now had 54 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 4,887 total cases of COVID-19 after 13 new cases were reported the same day.

The Ohio Department of Health confirmed the death and new cases on April 6, 2021.

According to an analysis of ODH data, the death involved a person aged 80 or older.

Regarding the new cases, five involved people 20-29, two people 60-69, two people 70-79, one person 0-19, one person 30-39, one person 40-49 and one person 50-59.

There are 141 known active cases in the county as of Tuesday and 4,736 recovered cases, according to the Athens City-County Health Department.

A total of 29.92% 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 6, 2021.
An age breakdown of Athens Co. COVID-19 cases for April 6, 2021. [ODH]
Tuesday at 2 p.m., the Ohio Department of Health 1,028,800 confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 after 1,871 were reported in the last 24 hours. There have been 53,561 hospitalizations and 18,741 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 numbers for April 6, 2021