(4-1-20) As of April 1, 2020, the Mercer County Health District (MCHD) reports 5 positive cases, 15 pending cases, 24 negative cases, 1 hospitalization, and 0 deaths of COVID-19 in the county.

The MCHD reports the 5th confirmed case is a male in the age range of 40-50 years. He is in self-isolation at home.

The Auglaize County Health Department (ACHD) has been notified that a third Auglaize County resident has tested positive for Coronavirus (COVID-19). The confirmed case is a 30 year-old female.

The Jay County (Indiana) Health Department, in consultation with the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) and the local medical community, has confirmed the first case of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in a county resident.

The patient is presently self-isolating at home. No additional information about the patient will be released due to privacy laws.

As a reminder, upon notification of a positive COVID-19 case, local Health District staffs  begin a thorough investigation.  The investigation includes contacting the person who tested positive and obtaining a list of that person’s close contacts. Those people are then contacted and advised that they need to quarantine at home and monitor symptoms.