CELINA-  The Mercer County Health District (MCHD) reports14 new confirmed cases of COVID 19.

  • 348th confirmed case is a male in the age range of 20-30 years.
  • 349th confirmed case is a female in the age range of 40-50 years.
  • 350th confirmed case is a male in the age range of 20-30 years.
  • 351st confirmed case is a female in the age range of 50-60 years.
  • 352nd confirmed case is a female in the age range of 20-30 years.
  • 353rd confirmed case is a male in the age range of 40-50 years.
  • 354th confirmed case is a male in the age range of 70-80 years.
  • 355th confirmed case is a male in the age range of 50-60 years.
  • 356th confirmed case is a male in the age range of 20-30 years.
  • 357th confirmed case is a male in the age range of 50-60 years.
  • 358th confirmed case is a male in the age range of 20-30 years.
  • 359th confirmed case is a male in the age range of 30-40 years.
  • 360th confirmed case is a female in the age range of 20-30 years.
  • 361st confirmed case is a female in the age range of 20-30 years.

All of these individuals are self-isolating at home.

Despite 27 new confirmed cases in Mercer County this weekend, Mercer County’s Level remains at 2.

As of July 19, 2020, the Mercer County Health District (MCHD) reports 361 confirmed cases, 7 probable cases, 256 recovered cases, 83 pending cases, 1,596 negative cases, 5 hospitalizations, 10 deaths, and 1 probable death of COVID-19. Currently, there are 94 active cases of COVID-19 in Mercer County.

On Saturday, July 18, the MCHD officially began monitoring 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.

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.