(11-3-20) The 28th death from COVID-19 in Mercer County was a 73 year-old male from Celina.  The 29th death from COVID-19 in Mercer County was an 80 year-old female from Ft Recovery. 

As of November 3, 2020, the Mercer County Health District (MCHD) reports 1656 confirmed cases, 201 probable cases, 1,369 recovered cases, 116 pending cases, 4,401 negative cases, 21 hospitalizations, 29 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 255 active cases of COVID-19 in Mercer County.

As of today, the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) reports Mercer County has seen 580 new cases per 100,000 residents over the past two weeks.  There has also been a notable increase in hospitalizations.  One of the goals of community efforts to control the spread of COVID-19 is to help prevent hospitals from becoming overwhelmed so that they have the capacity to treat people with other serious health problems.  Although area hospitals are operating closer to capacity than they normally do, the large hospitals are still able to accept transfers at this time.

Due to the long-term nature of the COVID-19 response and the sustained heavy case load, some operational changes are being made at MCHD.  To help protect the mental and physical health of the staff, no one is scheduled to work on Sundays in the absence of an emergency.  MCHD will also be closed and no on call staff will be scheduled on Veterans Day, as well as from Thanksgiving Day through the following weekend so MCHD employees can get some rest and spend time with their families.     

The MCHD Facebook page has been temporarily unpublished.  MCHD staff are looking into this, but currently do not know why the page was taken down or when it will be published again.  Until the MCHD Facebook page is available, daily updates will be provided on the front page of the MCHD website at www.mchdohio.org

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 283 cases
October539 cases
November – present32 cases