9 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Athens County for Nov. 4

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 7,928 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after nine new cases were reported Thursday.

The Ohio Department of Health confirmed the cases on Nov. 4, 2021.

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

An additional case required hospitalization involving a person in their 60s. According to the data, 283 people in Athens County have been hospitalized due to complications related to this coronavirus since the start of the pandemic.

There are 255 known active cases in the county as of Thursday and 7,584 recovered cases, according to ODH.

A total of 48.68% of the county has started the vaccination process and 45.77% has completed it, according to ODH. There have also been 4,568 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 Nov. 4, 2021.
An age breakdown of Athens Co. COVID-19 cases for Nov. 4, 2021. [ODH]
Thursday at 2 p.m., the Ohio Department of Health announced 1,560,695 confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 statewide after 4,487 cases were reported in the last 24 hours. There have been 80,615 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 Nov. 4, 2021