The 93rd death has been reported in Athens County, along with 43 new cases for Nov. 12-15

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 93 total deaths related to COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after one was added to the total Friday. The county also has now had 8,083 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 43 new cases were reported for Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

The Ohio Department of Health confirmed the deaths and cases on Nov. 15, 2021.

Analysis of ODH data indicates the deaths involved a person 80 years of age or older.

According to ODH data, the cases involved 12 people 0-19, 11 people 20-29, eight people 30-39, eight people 40-49, three people 60-69 and one person 50-59.

Three additional cases required hospitalization involving two people in their 40s and a person 19 or younger. According to the data, 288 people in Athens County have been hospitalized due to complications related to this coronavirus since the start of the pandemic.

There are 194 known active cases in the county as of Monday and 7,796 recovered cases, according to ODH.

A total of 49.68% of the county has started the vaccination process and 46.18% has completed it, according to ODH. There have also been 6,350 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. 16, 2021.
An age breakdown of Athens Co. COVID-19 cases for Nov. 16, 2021. [ODH]
Monday at 2 p.m., the Ohio Department of Health announced 1,608,415 confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 statewide after 3,927 cases were reported in the last 24 hours. There have been 82,448 hospitalizations and 25,643 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 Nov. 16, 2021