Athens Co. Adds One Death Related To COVID-19, 265 New Cases For Sept. 3-7

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 61 total deaths related to COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after one was added to the total Tuesday. The county also has now had 6,229 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 265 new cases were reported for Sept. 3- Sept. 7.

The Ohio Department of Health confirmed the death and numbers on Sept. 7, 2021.

Analysis of ODH data indicates the death involved a person in their 40s, the first recorded death in Athens County for that age group.

According to ODH data, the cases involved 109 people 0-19, 73 people 20-29, 23 people 30-39, 20 people 40-49, 17 people 50-59, 13 people 60-69, 6 people 70-79 and 4 people 80+.

Additional cases required hospitalization involving two people in their 50s, a person in 19 or younger, a person in their 60s and a person in their 70s. According to the data, 232 people in Athens County have been hospitalized due to complications related to this coronavirus since the start of the pandemic.

There are 820 known active cases in the county as of Tuesday and 5,348 recovered cases, according to ODH.

A total of 45.46% of the county has started the vaccination process and 42.36% 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 Sept. 7, 2021..
An age breakdown of Athens Co. COVID-19 cases for Sept. 7, 2021. [ODH]
Tuesday at 2 p.m., the Ohio Department of Health announced 1,262,018 confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 statewide after 4,876 cases were reported in the last 24 hours. There have been 66,982 hospitalizations and 21,020 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 data for Sept. 7, 2021