Athens Co. Adds One Death Related To COVID-19, 2 New Cases For April 30

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) —Athens County has now had 58 total deaths related to COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after one was added to the total Friday. The county also has now had 5,156 total cases of COVID-19 after two new cases were reported the same day.

The Ohio Department of Health confirmed the death and new cases on April 30, 2021.

Analysis of ODH data indicates the death involved a person in their 60s.

The new cases involved a person 20-29 and a person 40-49.

There are 107 known active cases in the county as of Friday and 5,049 recovered cases, according to the Athens City-County Health Department.

The department also announced it has now administered 10,485 total first COVID-19 vaccine doses and 8,600 total second COVID-19 vaccine doses through its clinic at Ohio University Heritage Hall as of 2 p.m. A total of 36.64% 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 30, 2021.
An age breakdown of Athens Co. COVID-19 cases for April 30, 2021. [ODH]
Friday at 2 p.m., the Ohio Department of Health announced 1,072,312 confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 statewide after 1,541 cases were reported in the last 24 hours. There have been 56,400 hospitalizations and 19,284 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 30, 2021