CELINA- As of November 12, 2020, the Mercer County Health District (MCHD) reports 2,135 confirmed cases, 284 probable cases, 1,645 recovered cases, 114 pending cases, 4,695 negative cases, 26 hospitalizations, 32 deaths, and 2 probable deaths of COVID-19. There have been 4 confirmed cases who have passed away due to causes other than COVID-19. Currently, there are 454 active cases of COVID-19 in Mercer County.

As of today, the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) reports a COVID-19 incidence rate of 964.25 new cases in Mercer County per 100,000 residents over the past two weeks. Unfortunately, this is the highest incidence rate Mercer County has seen during the pandemic.

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.
  • New cases trajectory increase over a 5-day period.
  • More than 50% of new cases have been in non-congregate settings during at least one of the most recent three weeks.

The MCHD is reporting 183 new confirmed cases since our Tuesday, November 10 update. 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 seven months. This can be done by avoiding large gatherings, wearing a mask, staying home when sick, washing hands frequently, and sanitizing frequently touched surfaces periodically.   If everyone contributes to this effort, the number of people newly affected by COVID-19 will decrease.

Active/New Mercer County Outbreak Updates:

  • Celina Manor
  • Briarwood
  • Laurels of Shane Hill
  • Reynolds & Reynolds
  • Little Flower Daycare

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
October545 cases
November – present503 cases