Athens Co. Confirms 3 New COVID-19 Cases For May 13 Remains Level 2

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 5,204 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after three were reported Thursday. The county also remained at a Level 2 on the Public Health Advisory System.

The Ohio Department of Health confirmed the new cases on May 13, 2021.

Analysis of ODH data indicates the new cases involved two people 40-49 and one person 30-39.

There are 74 known active cases in the county as of Thursday and 5,130 recovered cases, according to the Athens City-County Health Department.

The department also announced it has now administered 10,745 total first COVID-19 vaccine doses and 8,491 total second COVID-19 vaccine doses through its clinic at Ohio University Heritage Hall as of 2 p.m. A total of 37.87% 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 13, 2021.
An age breakdown of Athens Co. COVID-19 cases for May 13, 2021. [ODH]
Athens County remained at a Level 2 Public Health Emergency after dropping last week, according to this week’s Public Health Advisory map.

The county met two of the seven state indicators: new cases per capita and non-congregate cases.

The Public Health Advisory System map for May 13, 2021
Thursday at 2 p.m., the Ohio Department of Health announced 1,088,343 confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 statewide after 1,161 cases were reported in the last 24 hours. There have been 57,809 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 13, 2021