Athens Co. Confirms 9 New COVID-19 Cases For April 7

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 4,896 total cases of COVID-19 after nine new cases were reported Wednesday.

The Ohio Department of Health confirmed the new cases on April 7, 2021.

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

There are 143 known active cases in the county as of Wednesday and 4,753 recovered cases, according to the Athens City-County Health Department.

The department also announced it has now administered 7,891 total first COVID-19 vaccine doses and 5,051 total second COVID-19 vaccine doses through its clinic at Ohio University Heritage Hall as of 2 p.m. A total of 30.67% 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 7, 2021.
An age breakdown of Athens Co. COVID-19 cases for April 7, 2021. [ODH]
Wednesday at 2 p.m., the Ohio Department of Health 1,030,864 confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 after 2,064 were reported in the last 24 hours. There have been 53,730 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 7, 2021