(8-19-20) The Mercer County Health District (MCHD) reported today that they have gone over 700 confirmed cases of COVID 19 since the start of the pandemic. 16 new confirmed cases were reported in Mercer County today.

As of August 19, 2020, MCHD reports 705 confirmed cases, 20 probable cases, 629 recovered cases, 45 pending cases, 2,626 negative cases, 9 hospitalizations, 12 deaths, and 1 probable death of COVID-19. Currently, there are 63 active cases of COVID-19 in Mercer County.

As announced by Governor DeWine yesterday, Mercer County continues to have the highest number of cases per 100,000 residents in the state, with 245.3 new cases per 100,000 residents. However, this number is down from the previous week of 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 counties. A county that scores as red or purple cannot drop below red until there is no longer a high incidence of the spread of COVID-19.  The significant decrease in Mercer County’s COVID-19 incidence rate is encouraging, and this trend can continue if all Mercer County residents do their part to take precautions against the spread of the virus.

Monthly COVID-19 Stats:

MonthNumber of Confirmed Cases
March (First case on 3/24)5 cases
April19 cases
May190 cases
June56 cases
July239 cases
August – present196 cases

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.