26 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Athens County for April 8-14

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 14,537 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 26 additional cases were reported since last week’s update.

The Ohio Department of Health confirmed numbers on April 14.

According to ODH data, the cases involved eight people 20-29, seven people 30-39, four people 40-49, three people 0-19, three people 60-69 and one person 50-59.

A previously confirmed case required hospitalization for a person in their 40s. According to the data, 343 people in Athens County have been hospitalized due to complications related to this coronavirus since the start of the pandemic.

There are 61 known active cases in the county as of Thursday and 14,335 recovered cases, according to ODH.

A total of 52.68% of the county has started the vaccination process and 49.24% has completed it, according to ODH. There have also been 17,078 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 April 14, 2022.
An age breakdown of Athens Co. COVID-19 cases for April 14, 2022. [ODH]
Thursday at 2 p.m., the Ohio Department of Health announced 4,808 confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 statewide were reported since last week’s update. There were also 317 hospitalizations, 29 ICU admissions and 100 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 April 14, 2022