CELINA- As of August 12, 2020, the Mercer County Health District (MCHD) reports 650 (627 yesterday) confirmed cases, 15 probable cases, 459 recovered cases, 184 pending cases, 2,345 negative cases, 6 hospitalizations, 12 deaths, and 1 probable death of COVID-19. Currently, there are 178 active cases of COVID-19 in Mercer County.

MCHD is looking to fill a part-time temporary clerical position to support our ongoing COVID-19 response. Learn more here: https://hometownopportunity.com/careers/?keyword=health+district&filter=Filter

MCHD is seeking a full-time nurse to join our team and serve the community. Find out more here- https://hometownopportunity.com/careers/?keyword=health+district&filter=Filter

We have received an increasing number of calls for students who require a negative COVID test prior to going to college.  We would like to remind the community of the current testing eligibility requirements at the Mercer Health Drive Thru:

  • Symptomatic healthcare workers
  • Any Symptomatic resident of Mercer County – and, as resources allow –
  • Asymptomatic healthcare workers, non-Mercer County residents who are symptomatic, and Mercer County residents who are undergoing essential surgeries/procedures or other medically necessary procedures

Mercer County residents who wish to be tested but do not meet the eligibility requirements above can visit the ODH Testing and Community Health Centers page at https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/covid-19/testing-ch-centers to find other testing sites.

The Mercer County COVID-19 dashboard can be found at https://arcg.is/1mTqa5. If you have questions about COVID-19, contact the Mercer County Health District 419-586-3251.

Auglaize County

As of August 12, 2020, the Auglaize County Health Department (ACHD), reports 318 total cases (282 confirmed and 36 probable), 30 hospitalizations, 225 (71%) recovered cases, and 6 deaths of COVID-19. Of the 318 cases, 196 cases are female (62%) and 122 cases are male (38%) with an average age of 49. Data reported is cumulative over the course of this outbreak.

The ACHD reports

  • 298th case is a 28 year old female that is self-isolating at home.
  • 299th case is a 22 year old male that is self-isolating at home.
  • 300th case is a 38 year old female that is self-isolating at home.
  • 301st case is a 54 year old female that is self-isolating at home.
  • 302nd case is a 64 year old male that is self-isolating at home.
  • 303rd case is a 27 year old male that is self-isolating at home.
  • 304th case is a 19 year old female that is self-isolating at home.
  • 305th case is a 49 year old female that is self-isolating at home.
  • 306th case is an 85 year old female that is self-isolating at home.
  • 307th case is a 91 year old female that is self-isolating at home.
  • 308th case is a 72 year old male that is self-isolating at home.
  • 309th case is an 80 year old female that is self-isolating at home.
  • 310th case is an 86 year old female that is self-isolating at home.
  • 311th case is a 96 year old female that is self-isolating at home.
  • 312th case is a 97 year old female that is self-isolating at home.
  • 313th case is an 88 year old female that is hospitalized.
  • 314th case is a 32 year old female that is self-isolating at home.
  • 315th case is a 20 year old male that is self-isolating at home.
  • 316th case is a 46 year old male that is self-isolating at home.
  • 317th case is a 72 year old male that is self-isolating at home.
  • 318th case is an 82 year old male that is hospitalized.