CELINA- (7-10-20) The Mercer County Health District (MCHD) reports the 10th Mercer County resident to die from COVID-19 was a 93-year-old female from Celina.

As of July 10, 2020, the MCHD reports 294 confirmed cases, 7 probable cases, 236 recovered cases, 72 pending cases, 1,339 negative cases, 4 hospitalizations, 10 deaths, and 1 probable death of COVID-19. Currently, there are 48 active cases of COVID-19 in Mercer County.

The MCHD reports three new confirmed cases-

  • 292nd confirmed case is a female in the age range of 80-90 years.
  • 293rd confirmed case is a female in the age range of 80-90 years.
  • 294th confirmed case is male in the age range of 60-70 years.

All of the individuals are self-isolating at home.

Mercer County Outbreak Updates:

  • Cooper Farms’ St. Henry Processing Plant: There are 69 confirmed COVID-19 cases, 2 pending cases, and 53 negative cases in Mercer County. Of the 69 Mercer County confirmed cases, there are 4 active cases. There are 11 confirmed cases from surrounding counties. Of those 11 confirmed cases from surrounding counties, there are no active cases.

 

  • The Gardens of St. Henry: There are 31 confirmed cases of COVID-19. There are 14 confirmed staff members, 1 previous staff member, 15 residents, and 1 previous resident. There have been five deaths. There are no active cases.

 

  • The Gardens of Celina: There are 34 confirmed cases of COVID-19. There are 24 residents, 2 previous residents & 8 employees. There have been 2 deaths and 1 probable death. There are 22 active cases.

Earlier this week, the National Guard tested employees and some residents at the Long Term Care Facilities in Mercer County. The MCHD is expecting results from the testing within the next couple of days.

MCHD continues to do everything we can to maintain a high level of preparedness. We are in constant communications with the Ohio Department of Health, regional, county, and community partners. The MCHD urges you to get your information from credible sources. We understand the frustrations during this pandemic but we kindly ask the citizens of Mercer County to comply with the rules and recommendations to help stop the spread of COVID-19 in our community.

The Mercer County COVID-19 dashboard can be found at https://arcg.is/1mTqa5. If you have questions about COVID-19, contact the Mercer County Health District 419-586-3251.