140 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Athens County for June 3-9

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 15,257 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 140 additional cases were reported since last week’s update.

The Ohio Department of Health confirmed the numbers on June 9.

According to ODH data, the cases involved 35 people 20-29, 34 people 0-19, 19 people 40-49, 17 people 30-39, 10 people 50-59, 10 people 70-79, nine people 60-69 and six people 80+.

Two previously confirmed cases required hospitalization for a person in their 70s and a person 80 or older. According to the data, 353 people in Athens County have been hospitalized due to complications related to this coronavirus since the start of the pandemic.

ODH announced there will be a two-week pause in COVID-related death reporting for June 9 and 16.

There are 272 known active cases in the county as of Thursday and 14,842 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 17,565 first boosters and 3,036 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 9, 2022.
An age breakdown of Athens Co. COVID-19 cases for June 9, 2022. [ODH]
Thursday at 2 p.m., the Ohio Department of Health announced 18,247 confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 statewide were reported since last week’s update. There were also 549 hospitalizations and 35 ICU admissions 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 9, 2022