Athens Co. Confirms 8 New COVID-19 Cases For April 14

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 4,974 total cases of COVID-19 after eight new cases were reported Wednesday.

The Ohio Department of Health confirmed the new cases on April 14, 2021.

According to an analysis of ODH data, the new cases involved four people 0-19, two people 20-29, one person 50-59 and one person 60-69.

Three additional cases involving a person in their 20s, a person in their 50s and a person in their 70s required hospitalizations. According to the data, 192 people in Athens County have been hospitalized due to complications related to this coronavirus since the start of the pandemic.

There are 175 known active cases in the county as of Wednesday and 4,799 recovered cases, according to the Athens City-County Health Department.

The department also announced it has now administered 9,589 total first COVID-19 vaccine doses and 5,814 total second COVID-19 vaccine doses through its clinic at Ohio University Heritage Hall as of 2 p.m. A total of 34% 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 14, 2021.
An age breakdown of Athens Co. COVID-19 cases for April 14, 2021. [ODH]
Wednesday at 2 p.m., the Ohio Department of Health announced 1,045,945 confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 statewide after 2,216 cases were reported in the last 24 hours. There have been 54,455 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 14, 2021.