CELINA- As of September 10, 2020, the Mercer County Health District (MCHD) reports 877 confirmed cases, 54 probable cases, 790 recovered cases, 158 pending cases, 3,020 negative cases, 6 hospitalizations, 15 deaths, and 2 probable deaths of COVID-19. Currently, there are 69 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 (ODH). The county remains at red because of the 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 206.45 new cases per 100,000 residents. This is an increase from last week’s report of 179.73 new cases per 100,000 residents. COVID-19 continues to be community spread. The MCHD has also seen an increase in the amount of pending cases, which suggests more people are needing to be tested.
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|
|September – present||78 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.