CELINA- The MCHD reports the 17th Mercer County resident to die from COVID-19… a 67-year-old female from Celina.

As of September 24, 2020, the Mercer County Health District (MCHD) reports 1,029 confirmed cases, 84 probable cases, 924 recovered cases, 54 pending cases, 3,420 negative cases, 6 hospitalizations, 17 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 84 active cases of COVID-19 in Mercer County.

For the eighth-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 257 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 remains ranked #1 in the state for Ohio counties ranked by highest incidence. The predominant issues are community spread and spread within families.  It is also concerning that people continue to plan large events which could ultimately lead to more spread of virus. The MCHD asks our community to please comply with all orders.  It will take everyone to help change our current situation.

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 – present225 cases