As of Sunday, there have been 829 COVID-19 cases reported in Athens County, 166 of which are active. 

There have also been two deaths and 29 hospitalizations in the county due to COVID-19.

There were 67 COVID-19 cases reported last week but no new deaths or hospitalizations.

Ohio University reported Oct. 2 that 567 symptomatic students on the Athens campus have been tested for COVID-19. Of those students, 235 tested positive, and another 67 are waiting for results, according to OU’s COVID-19 dashboard.

Forty-four employees on the Athens campus have also been tested. Two employees have tested positive, and three still have tests that are pending.

There are 1,345 students currently living on campus, according to the dashboard, which was last updated Sept. 30.

OU is also conducting asymptomatic testing. Of the 1,123 students tested, 49 have been positive, making the positivity rate about 4.4%.



Statewide, about 34% of all COVID-19 cases are from people under the age of 30. In Athens County, that number is nearly 83%.



Athens County is still a level two, or orange, county on the Ohio Public Health Advisory System.

The cases per 100,000 people in Athens County is just over 208. 

The ICU beds in Athens County are at about 66% of maximum occupancy, and 2.94% of that occupancy is COVID-19 patients.

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