48 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Athens County for Dec. 30

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 9,042 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 48 new cases were reported for Thursday.

The Ohio Department of Health confirmed numbers on Dec. 30, 2021.

According to ODH data, the cases involved 14 people 20-29, 13 people 30-39, seven people 60-69, six people 50-59, five people 40-49, two people 70-79 and one person 0-19.

There are 455 known active cases in the county as of Thursday and 8,485 recovered cases, according to ODH.

A total of 51.90% of the county has started the vaccination process and 48.42% has completed it, according to ODH. There have also been 13,720 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 Dec. 30, 2021.
An age breakdown of Athens Co. COVID-19 cases for Dec. 30, 2021. [ODH]
Thursday at 2 p.m., the Ohio Department of Health announced 1,995,497 confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 statewide after 19,774 cases were reported in the last 24 hours.

There have been 96,193 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 Dec. 30, 2021