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Cutler Hall on Ohio University's campus in Athens, Ohio. (FILE)

7 new COVID-19 cases reported in Athens County last week

Athens County has only reported seven new cases of COVID-19 since Aug. 16,  continuing with the trend of declining new cases since a peak in early July.

As of Aug. 22, Athens County has reported 372 COVID-19 cases, 21 hospitalizations and two deaths.


Of these, 358 of people are presumed to have recovered, according to the Ohio Department of Health.

The coronavirus pandemic in Athens County was recently determined to be to a level one public emergency, making Athens a “yellow” county. There have been 10 cases reported in the last two weeks, as of Aug. 20.

ICU beds are at about 60% capacity in the county, and COVID-19 patients make up about 11% of the beds.

Ohio University’s Vice President of Student Affairs Jason Pina tweeted Saturday, telling students to party with their roommates, rather than going out during what would have been Welcome Weekend.


Athens County residents can get tested at OhioHealth, CVS on East State Street or Holzer Health System on Court Street, according to the Athens City-County Health Department.

@ian__mckenzie

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