100 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Athens County for May 27-June 2

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 15,117 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 100 additional cases were reported since last week’s update.

The Ohio Department of Health confirmed the numbers on June 2.

According to ODH data, the cases involved 22 people 40-49, 18 people 20-29, 17 people 0-19, 12 people 60-69, 11 people 70-79, 10 people 30-39, five people 50-59 and five people 80+.

Four previously confirmed cases required hospitalization for two people in their 70s, a person in their 30s and a person in their 60s. According to the data, 351 people in Athens County have been hospitalized due to complications related to this coronavirus since the start of the pandemic.

There are 242 known active cases in the county as of Thursday and 14,732 recovered cases, according to ODH.

A total of 52.82% of the county has started the vaccination process and 49.39% has completed it, according to ODH. There have also been 17,508 first boosters and 2,864 second boosters 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 June 2, 2022.
An age breakdown of Athens Co. COVID-19 cases for June 2, 2022. [ODH]
Thursday at 2 p.m., the Ohio Department of Health announced 17,530 confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 statewide were reported since last week’s update. There were also 482 hospitalizations, 34 ICU admissions and 29 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 June 2, 2022