Athens Co. Confirms 79 New COVID-19 Cases For Sept. 9

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 6,361 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 79 new cases were reported Thursday.

The Ohio Department of Health confirmed the numbers on Sept. 9, 2021.

According to ODH data, the cases involved 21 people 0-19, 15 people 20-29, 15 people 30-39, 11 people 50-59, nine people 40-49, five people 60-69, two people 80+ and a person 70-79.

An additional case required hospitalization involving a person in their 50s. According to the data, 234 people in Athens County have been hospitalized due to complications related to this coronavirus since the start of the pandemic.

There are 917 known active cases in the county as of Thursday and 5,383 recovered cases, according to ODH.

A total of 45.60% of the county has started the vaccination process and 42.48% 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. 9, 2021.
An age breakdown of Athens Co. COVID-19 cases for Sept. 9, 2021. [ODH]
Thursday at 2 p.m., the Ohio Department of Health announced 1,276,738 confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 statewide after 6,823 cases were reported in the last 24 hours. There have been 67,694 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 Sept. 9, 2021