(8-7-20) Governor Mike DeWine pleaed with Mercer County residents today.

.My plea to Mercer County: Please practice social distancing and wear masks.

The new numbers continued to rise in today’s Mercer County Health District report.

As of August 7, 2020, the Mercer County Health District (MCHD) reports 590 confirmed cases (an increase of 18 confirmed cases since yesterday), 14 probable cases, 458 recovered cases, 124 pending cases, 2,287 negative cases, 5 hospitalizations, 12 deaths, and 1 probable death of COVID-19. Currently, there are 119 active cases of COVID-19 in Mercer County.

Of the 119 active cases of COVID-19 in our community, 98% of those individuals are symptomatic.  The age range is 1-89 years.

Mercer County Outbreak Updates

  • Cooper Farms’ St. Henry Processing Plant: There are 82 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Mercer County who work at the plant. Of the 82 Mercer County confirmed cases, there are 2 active cases. There are 13 confirmed cases from surrounding counties and those 13 confirmed cases have recovered.


  • Viewing/Funeral/Benefit: There are 50 confirmed cases of COVID-19. There are 32 individuals from Mercer County and 18 individuals from surrounding counties. Of the 32 Mercer County confirmed cases, there are 11 active cases. The MCHD is working with surrounding Local Health Districts for status of those individuals.


  • Kids Kastle Daycare: There are 4 employees with confirmed cases of COVID-19. Of those 4 employees, 2 are Mercer County Residents and 2 are from surrounding counties. There are 3 active cases.


The following COVID-19 Mercer County outbreaks have no active cases: The Gardens of St. Henry, The Gardens of Celina, Briarwood Village, Basic Grain, and Menards (team members).

One item not listed by the county’s daily report or the state is what tests are being used in every confirmed or negative cases. Yesterday DeWine tested positive using the antigen test, while he posted negative in two PCR tests

How is the governor being listed after yesterday…as a confirmed case or negative test case. Was he scheduled as testing three time, two times or just once. After saying he was suffering from a ‘headache’… no mention if doctors started to treat his positive situation.

Auglaize County
As of August 7, 2020, the Auglaize County Health Department (ACHD), reports 275 total cases (240 confirmed and 35 probable), 23 hospitalizations, 197 (72%) recovered cases, and 5 deaths of COVID-19. Of the 275 cases, 170 cases are female (62%) and 105 cases are male (38%) with an average age of 47. Data reported is cumulative over the course of this outbreak.

  • 273rd case is a 17 year old female that is self-isolating at home.
  • 274th case is a 65 year old female that is self-isolating at home.
  • 275th case is a 21 year old female that is self-isolating at home.

ACHD will not release any identifiable information about the confirmed cases to protect personal privacy.

Since Friday, July 17th, there have been a total of 152 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Auglaize County. COVID-19 is community spread and affecting ALL areas of the county. The Auglaize County Health Department (ACHD) pleads to the citizens of Auglaize County to take the precautions to protect themselves and those around them from the spread of COVID-19. We need cooperation from the public to slow the spread of the virus in our community. The numbers below represent statistics of the age demographics and areas affected during this time frame.
Age Range -New Cases -Area -New Cases
0-10 6 St. Marys 67
10-20 14 Wapakoneta 48
20-30 27 Minster 15
30-40 22 Cridersville 6
40-50 20 New Bremen 5
50-60 28 Botkins 3
60-70 17 New Knoxville 3
70-80 9 Waynesfield 5
80-90 9