CELINA- As of July 18, 2020, the Mercer County Health District (MCHD) reports they have opened an outbreak tied to a funeral, which took place on Saturday, July 11, 2020 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Coldwater. The viewing was held on Friday, July 10 at Hogenkamp Funeral Home in Coldwater. A benefit was held on Saturday, July 11, 2020 at Boots and Bourbon in Celina.  Anyone who attended the viewing, funeral, and/or benefit is advised to monitor for symptoms of COVID-19. The MCHD will contact anyone who has been exposed to someone who is known to have COVID-19 and provide guidance on what to do.

The MCHD reports13 new confirmed cases –

  • 335th confirmed case is a hospitalized male in the age range of 60-70 years.
  • 336th confirmed case is a female in the age range of 20-30 years and is self-isolating at home.
  • 337th confirmed case is a male in the age range of 20-30 years and is self-isolating at home.
  • 338th confirmed case is a female in the age range of 40-50 years and is self-isolating at home.
  • 339th confirmed case is a male in the age range of 10-20 years and is self-isolating at home.
  • 340th confirmed case is a female in the age range of 10-20 years and is self-isolating at home.
  • 341st confirmed case is a male in the age range of 40-50 years and is self-isolating at home.
  • 342nd confirmed case is a male in the age range of 20-30 and is self-isolating at home.
  • 343rd confirmed case is a female in the age range of 20-30 years and is self-isolating at home.
  • 344th confirmed case is a male in the age range of 20-30 years and is self-isolating at home.
  • 345th confirmed case is a male in the age range of 30-40 years and is self-isolating at home.
  • 346th confirmed case is a female in the age range of 20-30 years and is self-isolating at home.
  • 347th confirmed case is a male in the age range of 20-30 years and is self-isolating at home.

(MCHD) reports 347 confirmed cases, 7 probable cases, 250 recovered cases, 98 pending cases, 1,595 negative cases, 5 hospitalizations, 10 deaths, and 1 probable death of COVID-19. Currently, there are 86 active cases of COVID-19 in Mercer County.

If you feel that you may be experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 (fever, cough, shortness of breath, fatigue, muscle/body aches, headache, loss of taste or smell, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, & diarrhea) there are things you can do at home. Mildly ill patients are encouraged to stay home and contact their healthcare provider by phone for guidance. Patients need to be vigilant in monitoring symptoms and reach out to a healthcare provider if symptoms worsen.  Please do not go to the emergency room or urgent care unless you have already communicated with your healthcare provider and called ahead.

With the continued increase in confirmed cases, the MCHD will continue to keep the public informed. We ask for community’s patience as we work through this situation.