CELINA (7-29-20) – The Mercer County Health District (MCHD) reports18 new COVID 19 confirmed cases.

  • 453rd confirmed case is a female in the age range of 40-50 years.
  • 454th confirmed case is a female in the age range of 40-50 years.
  • 455th confirmed case is a female in the age range of 30-40 years.
  • 456th confirmed case is a female in the age range of 50-60 years.
  • 457th confirmed case is a male in the age range of 10-20 years.
  • 458th confirmed case is a male in the age range of 20-30 years.
  • 459th confirmed case is a male in the age range of 40-50 years.
  • 460th confirmed case is a male in the age range of 50-60 years.
  • 461st confirmed case is a female in the age range of 30-40 years.
  • 462nd confirmed case is a male in the age range of 30-40 years.
  • 463rd confirmed case is a male in the age range of 40-50 years.
  • 464th confirmed case is a male in the age range of 60-70 years.
  • 465th confirmed case is a female in the age range of 60-70 years.
  • 466th case is a male in the age range of 40-50 years.
  • 467th confirmed case is a female in the age range of 30-40 years.
  • 468th confirmed case is a male in the age range of 60-70 years.
  • 469th confirmed case is a female in the age range of 60-70 years.
  • 470th confirmed case is a male in the age range of 80-90 years.

All of these individuals are self-isolating at home.

As of July 29, 2020, the Mercer County Health District (MCHD) reports 470 confirmed cases, 11 probable cases, 330 recovered cases, 99 pending cases, 2,060 negative cases, 5 hospitalizations, 11 deaths, and 1 probable death of COVID-19. Currently, there are 128 active cases of COVID-19 in Mercer County.

The MCHD wants to remind the public about the Mercer Health COVID-19 Drive-Thru Testing. The site is not a pop-up testing site.  Testing requirements must be met and an order from a physician/medical provider is required.  People who are eligible to be tested include:

  • Symptomatic healthcare workers
  • Any symptomatic resident of Mercer County
  • As resources allow- asymptomatic healthcare workers, non-Mercer County residents who are symptomatic and Mercer County residents who are receiving essential surgeries/procedures or other medically necessary procedures.

While most people in Mercer County who have tested positive for COVID-19 have had only minor symptoms, it is important to remember that others could become severely ill. The people at the highest risk include older adults and people with underlying medical conditions.  Healthy individuals are encouraged to take precautions to help protect loved ones who could be more seriously impacted by the virus.

If you have questions about COVID-19, contact the Mercer County Health District 419-586-3251.