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Coronavirus: Athens County has over 300 active cases

Athens County has reported 1,636 total coronavirus cases, 321 of which are currently active.

There have been 57 hospitalizations in the county caused by COVID-19, according to the Ohio Department of Health. There have been no deaths reported in the county since Nov. 3.

In Athens County, about 78% of cases are people under 30. At the state level, this number is about 32%.

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine said on Nov. 11 that if the current trend of coronavirus cases continues, the state will close bars, restaurants and gyms. 

DeWine also said universities will have to start the Spring Semester online if trends continue.

Through Ohio University’s asymptomatic testing, 7,219 students and employees on the Athens campus have been tested for COVID-19. Of those tested, 353 were positive, which is a 4.9% positivity rate.

The university is also testing students and employees who are symptomatic. There have been 1,285 tests given to students, 635 of which have been positive.

There have been 171 tests administered to employees, 16 of which were positive.


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