34 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Athens County from March 10-16

Posted on:

< < Back to

ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 20,030 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 34 additional cases were reported since last week’s update.

The Ohio Department of Health confirmed the numbers on March 16, 2023.

According to ODH data, the cases involved six people 40-49, six people 50-59, six people 60-69, five people 80+, four people 70-79, three people 0-19, two people 20-29 and two people 30-39.

There are 124 known active cases in the county as of Thursday and 19,748 recovered cases, according to ODH.

A total of 54.17% of the county has started the vaccination process and 50.47% has completed it, according to ODH. There have also been 19,400 first boosters and 9,558 second boosters and 9,660 updated 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 COVID-19 data in Athens County for March 16, 2023.
An age breakdown of COVID-19 data in Athens County for March 16, 2023. [ODH]
Thursday at 2 p.m., the Ohio Department of Health announced 7,586 confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 statewide were reported since last week’s update. There were also 385 hospitalizations, 38 ICU admissions and 67 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 COVID-19 data for March 16, 2023