Three COVID-related deaths have been reported in Athens County, along with new cases for March 11

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 134 total deaths related to COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after three were added to the total Friday. The county also has now had 14,390 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after five new cases were added the same day.

The Ohio Department of Health confirmed the numbers on March 11, 2022.

Analysis of ODH data indicates the deaths involved two people in their 70s and one person 80 or older.

According to ODH data, the cases involved three people 30-39, one person 40-49 and one person 50-59.

There are 195 known active cases in the county as of Friday and 14,061 recovered cases, according to ODH.

A total of 53.53% of the county has started the vaccination process and 49.99% has completed it, according to ODH. There have also been 17,271 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 March 11, 2022.
An age breakdown of Athens Co. COVID-19 cases for March 11, 2022. [ODH]
Friday at 2 p.m., the Ohio Department of Health announced 594 confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 statewide were reported in the last 24 hours. There were also 48 hospitalizations, 6 ICU admissions and 198 deaths reported in 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 March 11, 2022