(11-19-20) The Mercer County Health District staff will not be managing COVID-19 cases over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend and the office will be closed on Thursday, November 26th and Friday, November 27th.  As a result, MCHD does not anticipate issuing press releases or daily social media updates during this time.  Your patience is appreciated as MCHD staff relax and enjoy the holiday weekend with their families.

Latest information on the recent deaths in Mercer County due to COVID 19.

  • 38th Mercer County resident to die COVID-19 was an 87-year-old male from Coldwater.
  • 39th Mercer County resident to die from COVID-19 was an 88-year-old male from Celina.

As of November 19, 2020, the Mercer County Health District (MCHD) reports 2,421 confirmed cases, 376 probable cases, 1,953 recovered cases, 119 pending cases, 34 hospitalizations, 39 deaths, and 2 probable deaths of COVID-19. There have been 8 confirmed cases who have passed away due to causes other than COVID-19. Currently, there are 418 active cases of COVID-19 in Mercer County.

As of today, the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) reports a COVID-19 incidence rate of 1,263 new cases in Mercer County per 100,000 residents over the past two weeks. Unfortunately, Mercer County ranks first in the state for Ohio counties ranked by highest incidence.

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.

As a reminder, Governor DeWine announced a statewide curfew that goes into effect tonight for a period of 21 days. This curfew will run from 10:00 p.m. – 5:00 a.m. daily, during this time retail locations should be closed and individuals should remain at home. This curfew does not apply to individuals traveling to work, buying groceries or takeout food, seeking medical treatment or leaving home for any other emergency situation. The intent of this curfew is to slow the spread of the virus. 

Mercer County continues to see a significant spread of COVID-19. The MCHD understands everyone is tired of dealing with the pandemic.  It is also understood that not everyone will follow the recommendations to avoid gatherings during the holidays.  For those who choose to gather, we ask that you take at least one extra precaution to help avoid the spread of COVID-19.  If you don’t generally wear a mask around your extended family, consider doing so.  Try to maintain at least six feet of distance from those outside your household.  Wash hands and frequently-touched surfaces more often than you normally would.  If each person adopts one new practice, it will make a difference. 

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
October544 cases
November – present790 cases