Three COVID-Related Deaths Have Been Reported In Athens County, Along With 26 New Cases For Oct. 12

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 71 total deaths related to COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after three were added to the total Tuesday. The county also has now had 7,569 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 26 new cases were reported for the same day.

The Ohio Department of Health confirmed the deaths and cases on Oct. 12, 2021.

Analysis of ODH data indicates the deaths involved a person in their 50s, a person in their 60s and a person in their 70s.

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

Additional cases required hospitalization involving a person in their 50s and a person in 80 years or older. According to the data, 263 people in Athens County have been hospitalized due to complications related to this coronavirus since the start of the pandemic.

There are 530 known active cases in the county as of Tuesday and 6,968 recovered cases, according to ODH.

A total of 47.60% of the county has started the vaccination process and 44.68% has completed it, according to ODH. There have also been 1,198 additional doses administered.

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 Oct. 12, 2021
An age breakdown of Athens Co. COVID-19 cases for Oct. 12, 2021. [ODH]
Tuesday at 2 p.m., the Ohio Department of Health announced 1,474,723 confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 statewide after 4,456 cases were reported in the last 24 hours. There have been 75,904 hospitalizations and 23,021 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 Oct. 10, 2021