43 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Athens County for Feb. 2

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 13,552 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 43 additional cases were reported Wednesday.

The Ohio Department of Health confirmed numbers on Feb. 2, 2022.

According to ODH data, the cases involved 13 people 0-19, 11 people 20-29, eight people 30-39, four people 60-69, three people 50-59, two people 40-49, one person 70-79 and one person 80+.

There are 2,119 known active cases in the county as of Wednesday and 11,321 recovered cases, according to ODH.

A total of 52.85% of the county has started the vaccination process and 49.20% has completed it, according to ODH. There have also been 16,439 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. 2, 2022.
An age breakdown of Athens Co. COVID-19 cases for Feb. 2, 2022. [ODH]
Wednesday at 2 p.m., the Ohio Department of Health announced 8,601 confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 statewide were reported in the last 24 hours. There were also 369 hospitalizations and 32 ICU admissions.

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. 2, 2022