(5-16-20) Eight new confirmed COVID 19 cases in Mercer County were reported today, Auglaize County reported just one new case.  Since reporting has started Mercer County has 124 cases, Auglaize County has just 55 reported cases. Combined both counties have just four deaths to report.

Three of these new confirmed cases are hospitalized. Five  are self-isolating at home.

  • 117th confirmed case is a female in the age range of 20-30 years.
  • 118th confirmed case is a female in the age range of 40-50 years.
  • 119th confirmed case is a male in the age range of 40-50 years.
  • 120th confirmed case is a female in the age range of 40-50 years.
  • 121st case is a male in the age range of 70-80 years.
  • 122nd case is a male in the age range of 80-90 years.
  • 123rd case is a female in the age range of 50-60 years.
  • 124th case is a female in the age range of 90-100 years.

May 16, 2020, the Mercer County Health District (MCHD) reports 124 confirmed cases, 45 recovered cases, 119 pending cases, 431 negative cases, 9 hospitalizations, and 1 death of COVID-19.

Auglaize County

  • 55th case is a 41 year old female that is self-isolating at home.

Today’s report in Ohio  indicated a rise in confirmed cases that came one day after Ohio reopened bars and restaurants with outdoor seating. Businesses were reported that had crowds exceeding safety guidelines upsetting Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine.

In a statement, DeWine said-

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The Ohio Department of Health reported Saturday 27,474 total COVID 19confirmed cases with 4,870 hospitalizations and 1,610 deaths.