(7-9-20) Today, Mercer County was elevated to a level 2 on the Ohio Public Health Advisory System issued by the Ohio Department of Health. This is because of an increased risk of exposure and spread.Should the county move up to level 3 that would require mandatory masks for county residents.

Find more information on the Ohio Public Health Advisory System here: https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/covid-19/public-health-advisory-system/.

July 9, 2020, the Mercer County Health District (MCHD) reports 291 confirmed cases, 7 probable cases, 236 recovered cases, 95 pending cases, 1,291 negative cases, 4 hospitalizations, 9 deaths, and 1 probable death of COVID-19. Currently, Mercer County has 46 active cases of COVID-19.

The MCHD reports one new confirmed case –

291st confirmed case is a female in the age range of 20-30 years and is self-isolating at home.