Athens Co. Confirms 19 New COVID-19 Cases For Aug. 7-9

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 5,321 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 19 new cases were reported for Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

The Ohio Department of Health confirmed the news on Aug. 9, 2021.

According to ODH data, the cases involved five people 50-59, four people 20-29, three people 0-19, three people 30-39, two people 40-49 and two people 70-79.

There are 61 known active cases in the county as of Monday and 5,200 recovered cases, according to ODH.

A total of 43.37% of the county has started the vaccination process and 40.89% 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 Aug. 9, 2021.
An age breakdown of Athens Co. COVID-19 cases for Aug. 9, 2021. [ODH]
Monday at 2 p.m., the Ohio Department of Health announced 1,143,599 confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 statewide after 1,269 cases were reported in the last 24 hours. There have been 62,575 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 Aug. 9, 2021.