(8-13-20) As of August 13, 2020, the Mercer County Health District (MCHD) reports 660 confirmed cases (9 new cases) , 18 probable cases, 553 recovered cases, 57 pending cases, 2,496 negative cases, 9 hospitalizations, 12 deaths, and 1 probable death of COVID-19. Currently, there are 94 active cases of COVID-19 in Mercer County.
Of the 94 active cases of COVID-19 in our community, 96% of those individuals were experiencing symptoms when they were tested. The age range of active COVID-19 cases is two months to 89 years.
Mercer County remains elevated at level 3 on the Ohio Public Health Advisory System issued by the Ohio Department of Health. Mercer County also has the highest number of new cases per 100,000 residents in the state over the past two weeks, with 298.75 new cases per 100,000 residents. Counties having more than 100 cases per 100,000 residents within the past two weeks qualify as high incidence. A county that scores as red or purple cannot drop below red until it no longer qualifies has high incidence. Further information regarding the Ohio Public Health Advisory system can be found here: https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/covid-19/public-health-advisory-system/.
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 Health Department
As of August 13, 2020, the Auglaize County Health Department (ACHD), reports 320 total cases (284 confirmed and 36 probable), 30 hospitalizations, 225 (70%) recovered cases, and 6 deaths of COVID-19. Of the 320 cases, 197 cases are female (62%) and 123 cases are male (38%) with an average age of 49. Data reported is cumulative over the course of this outbreak.
- 319th case is a 50 year old male that is self-isolating at home.
- 320th case is a 24 year old female that is self-isolating at home.
Since July 17th, there have been a total of 197 new cases of COVID-19 in Auglaize County. COVID-19 is community spread and affecting ALL areas of the county.