(8-20-20) As of August 20, 2020, the Mercer County Health District (MCHD) reports 13 new confirmed cases of COVID 19 and 718 overall confirmed cases, 24 probable cases, 631 recovered cases, 56 pending cases, 2,646 negative cases, 10 hospitalizations, 12 deaths, and 1 probable death of COVID-19. Currently, there are 74 active cases of COVID-19 in Mercer County.
Mercer County remains elevated at level 3 on the Ohio Public Health Advisory System issued by the Ohio Department of Health. Although we have dropped down to two indicators on the Ohio Public Health Advisory system, we still remain at red because of our high incidence rate of new COVID-19 cases. Counties having more than 100 cases per 100,000 residents within the past two weeks qualify as high incidence counties. Mercer County has the highest number of cases per 100,000 residents in the state with 245.3 new cases per 100,000 residents.
As of today, Mercer County has met the following indicators on the Ohio Public Health Advisory system:
- More than 50 cases/100,000 population in the most recent 2 weeks.
- More than 50% of cases in non-congregate settings.
Monthly COVID-19 Stats:
|Month||Number of Confirmed Cases|
|March (First case on 3/24)||5 cases|
|August – present||209 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.