The 96th death has been reported in Athens County, along with 18 new cases for Nov. 25 & 26

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 96 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 8,241 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 18 new cases were added for Thursday and Friday.

The Ohio Department of Health confirmed the death and cases on Nov. 26, 2021.

Analysis of ODH data indicates the death involved a person aged 80 or older.

According to ODH data, the cases involved six people 0-19, five people 30-39, three people 20-29, three people 60-69 and one person 80+.

There are 227 known active cases in the county as of Friday and 7,918 recovered cases, according to ODH.

A total of 50.50% of the county has started the vaccination process and 46.46% has completed it, according to ODH. There have also been 7,992 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. 26, 2021.
An age breakdown of Athens Co. COVID-19 cases for Nov. 26, 2021. [ODH]
Friday at 2 p.m., the Ohio Department of Health announced 1,669,274 confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 statewide after 9,143 cases were reported in the last 48 hours. There have been 85,472 hospitalizations and 26,483 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. 26, 2021