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Athens Co. Remains At Level 2 Public Health Emergency, Confirms 17 COVID-19 Cases For September 24

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County stayed at a Level 2 Public Health Emergency as 17 COVID-19 cases confirmed Thursday brought its total to 653 since the beginning of the pandemic. The Athens City-County Health Department confirmed the news in a press release sent September 24. Gov. Mike DeWine released this week’s Ohio Public Health Advisory… Read More

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Athens Co. Confirms 7 COVID-19 Cases For September 23

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 636 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after seven cases were confirmed Wednesday. The Athens City-County Health Department confirmed the news in a press release sent September 23. Analysis of Ohio Department of Health data indicates all of these new cases involved… Read More

Athens County Officials Prepare For ‘Election Like No Other’

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — In the runup to the November election in 2016, about 45 Athens County voters requested absentee ballots. So far this year, that number is more than 7,000. In case you’re wondering about the math, that’s more than a 15,000 percent increase in absentee ballot requests. This of course is due to… Read More

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Athens Co. Confirms 13 COVID-19 Cases For September 22

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 629 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 13 cases were confirmed Tuesday. The Athens City-County Health Department confirmed the news in a press release sent September 22. Analysis of Ohio Department of Health data indicates 12 of these new cases involved… Read More

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Athens Co. Confirms Nine COVID-19 Cases For September 20

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 597 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after nine cases were confirmed Sunday. The Athens City-County Health Department confirmed the news in a press release sent September 20. Analysis of Ohio Department of Health data indicates five of these new cases involved… Read More

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Athens Co. Confirms Seven COVID-19 Cases For September 19

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 588 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after seven cases were confirmed Saturday. The Athens City-County Health Department confirmed the news in a press release sent September 19. Analysis of Ohio Department of Health data indicates six of these new cases involved… Read More

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Athens Co. Confirms 12 COVID-19 Cases For September 18

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 581 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 12 cases were confirmed Friday. The Athens City-County Health Department confirmed the news in a press release sent September 18. Analysis of Ohio Department of Health data indicates eight of these new cases involved… Read More

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Athens Co. Remains At Level 2 Public Health Emergency, Confirms 12 COVID-19 Cases For September 17

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County stayed at a Level 2 Public Health Emergency as 12 COVID-19 cases confirmed Thursday brought its total to 569 since the beginning of the pandemic. The Athens City-County Health Department confirmed the news in a press release sent September 17. Gov. Mike DeWine released this week’s Ohio Public Health… Read More

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Athens Co. Confirms 17 COVID-19 Cases For September 16

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 557 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 17 cases were confirmed Wednesday. The Athens City-County Health Department confirmed the news in a press release sent September 16. Analysis of Ohio Department of Health data indicates 15 of these new cases involved… Read More

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Athens Co. Confirms Eight COVID-19 Cases For September 15

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 540 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after eight cases were confirmed Tuesday. The Athens City-County Health Department confirmed the news in a press release sent September 15. Analysis of Ohio Department of Health data indicates seven of these new cases involved… Read More

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Athens Co. Remains At Level 2, Confirms 17 COVID-19 Cases For September 10

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County stayed at a Level 2 Public Health Emergency as 17 COVID-19 cases confirmed Thursday brought its total  to 464 since the beginning of the pandemic. The Athens City-County Health Department confirmed the news in a press release sent September 10. Gov. Mike DeWine released this week’s Ohio Public Health… Read More

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Athens Co. Confirms 10 COVID-19 Cases For September 9

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 447 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 10 cases were confirmed Wednesday. The Athens City-County Health Department confirmed the news in a press release sent September 9. Analysis of Ohio Department of Health data indicates seven of these new cases involved… Read More

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Athens Co. Confirms Three COVID-19 Cases For September 8

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 437 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after three cases were confirmed Tuesday. The Athens City-County Health Department confirmed the news in a press release sent September 8. Analysis of Ohio Department of Health data indicates all of these new cases involved… Read More

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Athens Co. Confirms 11 COVID-19 Cases For September 5

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 419 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 11 cases were confirmed Saturday. The Athens City-County Health Department confirmed the news in a press release sent September 5. Analysis of Ohio Department of Health data indicates eight of these new cases involved… Read More

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Athens Co. Confirms Four COVID-19 Cases For September 4

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 408 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after four cases were confirmed Friday. The Athens City-County Health Department confirmed the news in a press release sent September 4. Analysis of Ohio Department of Health data indicates three of these new cases involved… Read More

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Athens County Upgraded To Level 2 Public Health Emergency

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — After weeks of being listed as a Level 1 Public Health Emergency, the state determined an increase in the spread of coronavirus warranted Athens County being upgraded to Level 2. Gov. DeWine released this week’s Ohio Public Health Advisory System map during his press briefing Thursday. Athens County had previously been a… Read More

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Athens Co. Confirms Five COVID-19 Cases For September 3

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 404 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after five cases were confirmed Thursday. The Athens City-County Health Department confirmed the news in a press release sent September 3. Analysis of Ohio Department of Health data indicates all five new cases involved people… Read More

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Athens Co. Confirms Three COVID-19 Cases For September 2

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 399 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after three cases were confirmed Wednesday. The Athens City-County Health Department confirmed the news in a press release sent September 2. Analysis of Ohio Department of Health data indicates two of these new cases involved… Read More

Southeast Ohio Lags Behind Rest Of State In Census Completion

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — With four weeks left before Ohio’s census deadline, efforts are underway to encourage southeast Ohio residents to make sure they are counted. Overall, response rates in Appalachian Ohio are lower than the rest of the state, according to Census Bureau data. Ohio is above the national response average, with 69.1 percent of… Read More

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Athens Co. Confirms Seven COVID-19 Cases For September 1

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 396 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after seven cases were confirmed Tuesday. The Athens City-County Health Department confirmed the news in a press release sent September 1. Analysis of Ohio Department of Health data indicates six of these new cases involved… Read More