Athens Co. Removes 1 Previously Confirmed COVID-19 Case July 8

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County fell to 5,249 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after one previously confirmed case was removed from the data Thursday.

The Ohio Department of Health confirmed the news on July 8, 2021.

According to ODH data, the case was removed from the 20-29 category.

There are 11 known active cases in the county as of Thursday and 5,178 recovered cases, according to ODH.

A total of 42.12% of the county has started the vaccination process and 39.84% has completed it, 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 July 8, 2021.
An age breakdown of Athens Co. COVID-19 cases for July 8, 2021. [ODH]
Thursday at 2 p.m., the Ohio Department of Health announced 1,113,383 confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 statewide after 377 cases were reported in the last 24 hours. There have been 60,854 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 data for July 8, 2021