CELINA- (10-2-20) The Mercer County Health District (MCHD) reports that there have been two new deaths reported to total 20 since the pandemic. The 19th is a Mercer County resident who was a 97-year-old female from Coldwater. The 20th is Mercer County resident to die from COVID-19 was a 65-year old female from Celina.

As of October 2, 2020, the MCHD reports 1,127 confirmed cases, 92 probable cases, 1,000 recovered cases, 51 pending cases, 3,600 negative cases, 6 hospitalizations, 20 deaths, and 2 probable deaths of COVID-19. There have been 3 confirmed cases who have passed away due to causes other than COVID-19. Currently, there are 102 active cases of COVID-19 in Mercer County.

Today, the MCHD is reporting 32 new confirmed cases of COVID-19.  This is the highest single-day total reported in Mercer County since the first cases appeared back in March. 

The MCHD suggests that to help reverse this disturbing trend, it is important that all Mercer County residents make an increased effort to protect themselves and their loved ones by taking the precautions that have been recommended for the past six months.  If everyone contributes to this effort, the number of people newly affected by COVID-19 will decrease, employees will be able to continue working, and Mercer County youth will be able to remain in school and on the sports fields.

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 – present283 cases
October40 cases

MCHD will be holding its annual Drive-Thru Flu Vaccination Clinic at the Mercer County Fairgrounds on Tuesday, October 6, 2020 from 9:30 AM to 6:00 PM.  All who wish to take advantage of the convenience of this clinic are encouraged to come see us at the Fairgrounds.  To make the process quicker and more convenient, a link to the necessary forms is found on the front page of our website at www.mchdohio.org. We ask that the forms are filled out prior to the clinic.