(8-25-20) The Mercer County Health District announced today that the 13th Mercer County resident to die from COVID-19 was a 61-year-old male from St. Henry.

Mercer County has lost the #1 spot as the state’s highest occurrence (per capita) county being bypassed by neighbor Darke County.

Mercer County now has 189.4 new cases per 100,000 residents and continues to see a decrease in Mercer County’s COVID-19 incident rate.

Governor Dewine –

We’re continuing the see spread in rural communities, and we are also seeing the cases per population increase. Now, our top 10 counties all have populations at or below 60,000.

Another neighboring county Shelby, dropped out of the top 10 today, while Auglaize is presently at #7.

As of August 25, 2020, the Mercer County Health District (MCHD) reports 754 confirmed cases, 30 probable cases, 664 recovered cases, 43 pending cases, 2,731 negative cases, 5 hospitalizations, 13 deaths, and 1 probable death of COVID-19. Currently, there are 75 active cases of COVID-19 in Mercer County.