CELINA- As of September 17, 2020, the Mercer County Health District (MCHD) reports 960 confirmed cases, 68 probable cases, 864 recovered cases, 49 pending cases, 3,237 negative cases, 7 hospitalizations, 16 deaths, and 2 probable deaths of COVID-19. There have been 2 confirmed cases who have passed away due to causes other than COVID-19. Currently, there are 76 active cases of COVID-19 in Mercer County.

For the seventh consecutive week, 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 240 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 new cases/100,000 population in the most recent two weeks.
  • More than 50% of new cases have been in non-congregate settings during at least one of the most recent three weeks.

Mercer County has the second highest incidence rate of new COVID-19 cases in Ohio.  Mercer County residents can begin to reverse this trend if we each do one extra thing to avoid spreading COVID-19, like wearing a mask in a store or being sure to sit at least six feet from other families at the football game.  In addition to these simple actions, it is very important for ill people to stay home from work or school.  In many cases it may be necessary to seek the advice of a doctor to determine when a child can return to school.  By taking these precautions, we can help slow the spread of COVID-19 and keep our kids in school where they belong.

Monthly COVID-19 Stats:

MonthNumber of Confirmed Cases
March (First case on 3/24)5 cases
April19 cases
May190 cases
June56 cases
July239 cases
August295 cases
September – present156 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