Athens County reached over 3,800 COVID-19 cases Sunday, remaining at level three on Ohio’s Public Health Advisory System. 

Of those 3,812 cases, 554 are active.

Over the past two weeks, the county has had about 400 new cases, following an upward daily trend since the beginning of the new year. There have been no new COVID-19 deaths in 2021. 

As of Jan. 19, Athens ICU bed occupancy is at 66.18%, with 20.59% occupied by COVID-19 patients. 



Eight hundred residents of Athens have received the coronavirus vaccine as of Jan. 19, according to the Athens City-County Health Department website. During the week of Jan. 25, COVID-19 vaccinations will be extended to those age 75 and older and those with congenital or developmental disorders.

With Ohio University classes in session beginning Jan. 19th, over 3,000 students moved on-campus. All students with an on-campus presence were required to be tested for COVID-19 prior to arrival. 

OU students will participate in mandatory testing weekly if living on campus, and bi-weekly testing if living in off-campus housing, according to a previous Post report

Currently 6.3% of isolation housing and 22.39% of quarantine housing is in use, according to OU’s COVID-19 dashboard

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