55 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Athens County for Feb. 9

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 13,818 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 55 additional cases were reported Wednesday.

The Ohio Department of Health confirmed numbers on Feb. 9, 2022.

According to ODH data, the cases involved 18 people 0-19, 14 people 20-29, eight people 30-39, seven people 40-49, five people 50-59, two people 60-69 and one person 70-79.

There are 1,501 known active cases in the county as of Wednesday and 12,205 recovered cases, according to ODH.

A total of 52.93% of the county has started the vaccination process and 49.29% has completed it, according to ODH. There have also been 16,573 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. 9, 2022
An age breakdown of Athens Co. COVID-19 cases for Feb. 9, 2022. [ODH]
Wednesday at 2 p.m., the Ohio Department of Health announced 4,271 confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 statewide were reported in the last 24 hours. There were also 318 hospitalizations and 46 ICU admissions within the same time period.

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. 9, 2022