CELINA (6-4-20) – Due to an increased number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 at The Gardens at Celina, the Mercer County Health District (MCHD) opened an outbreak on June 3, 2020 at The Gardens at Celina.

As this time, there are 5 confirmed cases of COVID-19 connected to the outbreak at The Gardens at Celina. There are 3 confirmed staff members & 2 confirmed residents. There are also 13 pending results. The MCHD has been working with The Gardens at Celina to contain the spread of COVID-19 through isolation of those who are ill and contacting those who may have been exposed.

Overall…June 4, 2020, the Mercer County Health District (MCHD) reports 221 confirmed cases, 159 recovered cases, 40 pending cases, 771 negative cases, 10 hospitalizations, and 8 deaths of COVID-19.

The MCHD reports-

  • 219th confirmed case is a female in the age range of 10-20 years
  • 220th confirmed case is a female in the age range of 30-40 years
  • 221st confirmed case is a female in the age range of 20-30 years.

All individuals are self-isolating at home.

Long-term care facilities are at a higher risk of communicable disease outbreaks because of the close proximity of the residents and staff, as well as the underlying health conditions that many of the residents may have.

The staff at The Gardens has been working diligently to care for the physical and emotional well-being of their residents and updating MCHD regularly. The MCHD and The Gardens have communicated frequently with one another during this time.  Together we ask that you respect the privacy of the residents, families, and staff as we all work through this pandemic.

The Ohio Department of Health continues to provide weekly updates of cases of COVID-19 related to long-term care facilities. This is updated each Wednesday afternoon, with data that is provided by the facility or the health department on the Tuesday before. https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/covid-19/dashboards/long-term-care-facilities/cases.

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Auglaize County

June 4, 2020, the Auglaize County Health Department (ACHD), reports 78 total cases (70 confirmed and 8 probable), 11 hospitalizations, 51 recovered cases, and 3 deaths of COVID-19.

Of the 78 cases, 54 cases are female (69%) and 24 cases are male (31%) with an average age of 55. Data reported is cumulative over the course of this outbreak.

The 78th case is a 41 year old male that is self-isolating at home.