An additional COVID-19 death was reported Sunday in Athens County, increasing the county’s death toll for the virus to nine.
A male in his 50s died Dec. 11 of COVID-19, according to data from the Ohio Department of Health. This marks the first COVID-19 death of someone in their 50s in Athens County.
The last COVID-19 deaths in the county were both reported on Thursday, Dec. 24. A woman in the 80+ age range and a man in his 70s both died between Dec. 12 and Dec. 14.