47 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Athens County from April 7-13

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 20,220 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 47 additional cases were reported since last week’s update.

The Ohio Department of Health confirmed the numbers on April 13, 2023.

According to ODH data, the new cases involved 10 people 80+, nine people 60-69, eight people 30-39, seven people 70-79, six people 40-49, three people 0-19, three people 50-59 and one person 20-29.

There are 143 known active cases in the county as of Thursday and 19,919 recovered cases, according to ODH.

A total of 54.18% of the county has started the vaccination process and 50.52% has completed it, according to ODH. There have also been 19,444 first boosters, 9,623 second boosters and 9,798 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 cases in Athens County for April 13, 2023
An age breakdown of COVID-19 cases in Athens County for April 13, 2023. [ODH]
Thursday at 2 p.m., the Ohio Department of Health announced 5,165 confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 statewide were reported since last week’s update. There were also 288 hospitalizations, 27 ICU admissions and 46 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 April 13, 2023