32 New COVID-19 Cases Were Reported In Athens County For Sept. 28

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 7,161 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 32 new cases were reported Tuesday.

The Ohio Department of Health confirmed the numbers on Sept. 28, 2021.

According to ODH data, the cases involved 11 people 0-19, five people 20-29, five people 50-59, four people 30-39, three people 40-49, two people 80+, one person 60-69 and one person 70.

There are 830 known active cases in the county as of Tuesday and 6,266 recovered cases, according to ODH.

A total of 46.95% of the county has started the vaccination process and 43.77% 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. 28, 2021.
An age breakdown of Athens Co. COVID-19 cases for Sept. 28, 2021. [ODH]
Tuesday at 2 p.m., the Ohio Department of Health announced 1,400,979 confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 statewide after 7,283 cases were reported in the last 24 hours. There have been 72,485 hospitalizations and 21,945 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. 28, 2021