CELINA- As of September 8, 2020, the Mercer County Health District (MCHD) reports 870 confirmed cases, 45 probable cases, 766 recovered cases, 29 pending cases, 2,989 negative cases, 7 hospitalizations, 15 deaths, and 1 probable death of COVID-19. Currently, there are 87 active cases of COVID-19 in Mercer County.

There is a rumor circulating on the internet regarding the non-congregate sheltering order. Neither FEMA, ODH, nor MCHD will force anyone to quarantine against their will. The order simply accommodates those who are unable to safely self-quarantine in their place of residence. The order can be found here: https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/static/publicorders/DO-Non-Congregate-Shelter-Second-Amended-08.31.20.pdf

The MCHD wants to remind the public to get your information from credible sources.  The potential for misinformation and rumors during the time of public health threats is high.

Monthly COVID-19 Stats:

MonthNumber of Confirmed Cases
March (First case on 3/24)5 cases
April19 cases
May190 cases
June56 cases
July239 cases
August290 cases
September – present71 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.