Athens Co. Confirms 13 New COVID-19 Cases For May 1-3

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 5,169 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 13 were reported form Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

The Ohio Department of Health confirmed the new cases on May 3, 2021.

Analysis of ODH data indicates the new cases involved seven people 20-29, three people 0-19, a person 30-39, a person 40-49 and a person 70-79.

There are 110 known active cases in the county as of Monday and 5,059 recovered cases, according to the Athens City-County Health Department.

The department also announced it has now administered 10,518 total first COVID-19 vaccine doses and 8,956 total second COVID-19 vaccine doses through its clinic at Ohio University Heritage Hall as of 2 p.m. A total of 36.93% 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 May 3, 2021.
An age breakdown of Athens Co. COVID-19 cases for May 3, 2021. [ODH]
Monday at 2 p.m., the Ohio Department of Health announced 1,075,999 confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 statewide after 995 cases were reported in the last 24 hours. There have been 56,642 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 May 3, 2021