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Coronavirus: Athens County reports one new COVID-19 death, bringing death count to 89

The Athens City-County Health Department reported a new COVID-19 related death Wednesday, bringing the death toll to 89 in the county. 

Athens County remains in the Ohio Public Health Advisory System’s red risk level, indicating a very high level of exposure and spread. There are currently 264 active cases. 

As of Nov. 2, 48.61% of county residents have begun the vaccination process, with 45.69% fully vaccinated. 

As of Oct. 29, Ohio University’s Athens campus currently has a 0.8% total positivity rate across students and employees, according to the university’s COVID-19 Dashboard. The total vaccination rate amounts to 84.1% on the Athens Campus.

Only one space is occupied for COVID-19 isolation and no quarantine spaces are in use. All but one residence hall is at 0% positivity.

@sophielisey

sy951319@ohio.edu 

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