11 new COVID-19 deaths were reported in Athens County on Wednesday, bringing the county’s death toll to 24.

Four females ranging in age from 70 to 80+ and seven males ranging in age from 50 to 80+ died between Jan. 2 and Feb. 4. Their deaths were confirmed Wednesday, according to data from the Ohio Department of Health.

There has been a sudden increase of COVID-19 related deaths reported in Ohio due to a problem with the death data at the Ohio Department of Health, according to a Twitter post from Governor Mike Dewine.

The last COVID-19 death reported was of a woman in her 80s, and was reported on Feb. 9, according to data from the Ohio Department of Health.

As of Feb. 11, Athens has 4,308 COVID-19 cases. Of those cases, 513 are considered active. 

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