CELINA- (7-15-20) The Mercer County Health District (MCHD) reports 8 new confirmed COVID 19 cases.

  • 304th confirmed case is a female in the age range of 40-50 years and is self-isolating at home.
  • 305th confirmed case is a male in the age range of 30-40 years and is self-isolating at home.
  • 306th confirmed case is a male in the age range of 40-50 years and is self-isolating at home.
  • 307th confirmed case is male in the age range of 30-40 years and is self-isolating at home.
  • 308th confirmed case is a female in the age range of 20-30 years and is self-isolating at home.
  • 309th confirmed case is a male in the age range of 20-30 years and is self-isolating at home.
  • 310th confirmed case is a male in the age range of 30-40 years and is self-isolating at home.
  • 311th confirmed case is a hospitalized female in the age range of 50-60 years.

 

July 15, 2020, the MCHD  reports 311 confirmed cases, 7 probable cases, 244 recovered cases, 160 pending cases, 1,425 negative cases, 4 hospitalizations, 10 deaths, and 1 probable death of COVID-19. Currently, there are 56 active cases of COVID-19 in Mercer County.

The MCHD wants to remind the public that if you are tested for COVID-19, you need to be in quarantine until you receive your results. If you are a Mercer County resident that tests positive for COVID-19, the MCHD will contact you to conduct the contact tracing investigation.

According to the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) the Infectious Disease Control Manual, a COVID-19 death is reported when a death certificate lists COVID-19 disease or SARS-CoV-2 as a cause of death or a significant condition contributing to death. The MCHD will only report a COVID-19 death if it is verified on the death certificate.

The Ohio Department of Health, in cooperation with The Ohio State University, is conducting a COVID-19 study throughout the state and will be in our region on July 25- July 28. The purpose of the study is to see how many people currently have COVID-19 and how many people were infected in the past. The results of this study will help ODH understand the spread and impact of COVID-19 throughout the state. Additionally, this information may allow state agencies to prepare for the distribution of resources to meet local needs. An invitation letter will be sent to random households across the region.  Participation is completely voluntary and there is no cost to you. A team will come to the house of each person who received an invitation letter to conduct the test. Those who receive an invitation letter and do not wish to participate may contact ODH to be removed from the list.