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Athens County Confirms First Death Related to COVID-19

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — The first death related to COVID-19 in Athens County has been confirmed. The Athens City-County Health Department reported the death Monday, March 30. “The health department extends sincere sympathy to the family during this difficult time,” the health department wrote in a release. “In respect for the family, the person’s identity… Read More

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Athens Co. Up to Three Confirmed Cases of COVID-19

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now confirmed three cases of COVID-19. The Athens City-County Health Department announced the third case had been confirmed in an email on Sunday, March 29. No other details about the case were provided. The department said after the first confirmation on Thursday, March 26 that an investigation into the… Read More

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Athens Co. Confirms Second Positive Case of COVID-19

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Another positive case of COVID-19 has been confirmed in Athens County. The Athens City-County Health Department confirmed the second case on Saturday, March 28. The first case was confirmed in an announcement on Thursday, March 26. The department said after the first confirmation that an investigation into the patient’s close contacts was underway…. Read More

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Wood County, W.Va. Confirms Second Positive Case of COVID-19

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PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WOUB) — The Mid-Ohio Valley Health Department (MOVHD) confirmed a second positive case of COVID-19 in Wood County, West Virginia on Thursday, March 26. Both are being treated at WVU Medicine Camden Clark Medical Center, according to a release from the department. The MOVHD is conducting an investigation. If you are identified as… Read More

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Muskingum County Resident Tests Positive for COVID-19

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ZANESVILLE, Ohio (WOUB) — A resident of Muskingum County has been reported to be the first in the county to test positive for COVID-19. The Muskingum County Joint Unified Command Center announced the positive test belonged to a 48-year-old man resident of the county who had recently traveled out of state. He is now hospitalized. No… Read More

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Athens Co. Confirms First Positive Case of COVID-19

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — The first positive case of COVID-19 has been confirmed in Athens County. The Athens City-County Health Department said the person is currently in isolation at home in an announcement Thursday, March 26. The department is conducting case investigations with the patient’s close contacts. Health officials urged the importance of slowing the… Read More

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Athens City Schools Adjusts Remote Instruction Tech Delivery Plan

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — The Athens City School District announced it has adjusted the delivery plan for students to receive the necessary technology for remote learning while schools are closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. According to Superintendent Tom Gibbs, they are asking families to come to one of three locations for a drive-through Chromebook pickup… Read More

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Lawrence County Confirms First Positive COVID-19 Case

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IRONTON, Ohio (WOUB) — Health officials in Lawrence County confirmed the first positive case of COVID-19 in the county. The Lawrence County Health Department announced the result Wednesday in a statement. According to the statement, the person has not been hospitalized, did not have any recent travel history and hand no known exposure to a… Read More

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OU Study-Abroad Student Tests Positive for COVID-19

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — An Ohio University student who briefly went to their off-campus housing after returning from a study-away program self-identified that they tested positive for COVID-19. OU President Duane Nellis wrote in an email Wednesday that university officials confirmed the test result with health officials in the student’s permanent county of residence. “Our student… Read More

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Medical Supply Donation Site Announced at O’Bleness Hospital

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — OhioHealth O’Bleness Hospital set up a temporary for people to donate needed medical supplies during the coronavirus pandemic. Officials ask that you send an email to supplydonation@ohiohealth.com and OhioHealth will contact you to finalize the donation. The drive-up, drop-off collection site is located in the O’Bleness parking lot at 55 Hospital… Read More