CELINA- As of September 21, 2020, the Mercer County Health District (MCHD) reports 1,001 confirmed cases, 75 probable cases, 894 recovered cases, 33 pending cases, 3,340 negative cases, 8 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 87 active cases of COVID-19 in Mercer County.

People with COVID-19 can experience a variety of symptoms ranging from mild to severe. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19: cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever or chills, muscle or body aches, vomiting or diarrhea, and new loss of taste or smell.

The MCHD is actively working with state and local partners in preparation for COVID-19 vaccination. While there is no date established for when the vaccine will be available, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has advised to start planning for the mass vaccination.  The MCHD will continue to keep the public informed.  Those who plan to get a flu shot are encouraged to do it early this year, because it may be necessary to wait a specific length of time after getting the flu shot before someone can get the COVID-19 vaccine.  The MCHD will be offering the flu vaccine at our annual flu shot drive-thru on Tuesday, October 6 from 9:30 am – 6:00 pm at the Mercer County Fairgrounds. Please view our website for further information.

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 – present197 cases