One COVID-related death has been reported in Athens County, along with 91 new cases for Feb. 1

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 112 total deaths related to COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after one was added to the total Tuesday. The county also has now had 13,509 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 91 new cases were added the same day.

The Ohio Department of Health confirmed the numbers on Feb. 1, 2022.

Analysis of ODH data indicates the death involved a person in their 70s.

According to ODH data, the cases involved 33 people 0-19, 23 people 20-29, 11 people 50-59, nine people 30-39, six people 40-49, four people 70-79, three people 60-69 and two people 80+.

There are 2,331 known active cases in the county as of Tuesday and 11,066 recovered cases, according to ODH.

A total of 52.85% of the county has started the vaccination process and 49.17% has completed it, according to ODH. There have also been 16,407 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 Feb. 1, 2022.
An age breakdown of Athens Co. COVID-19 cases for Feb. 1, 2022. [ODH]
Tuesday at 2 p.m., the Ohio Department of Health announced 6,498 confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 statewide were reported in the last 24 hours. There were also 552 hospitalizations, 61 ICU admissions and 466 deaths in the same time frame.

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 Feb. 1, 2022.