(12-3-20) Following is the latest update from the Mercer County Health District.

In Mercer County:

  • 51st resident to die from COVID-19 was a 71-year-old male from Celina
  • 52nd resident to die from COVID-19 was a 60-year-old male from Coldwater

Probable deaths

  • 6th probable death of COVID-19 was a 91-year-old female from Celina
  • 7th probable death from COVID-19 was an 81-year-old female from Celina
  • 8th probable death from COVID-19 was an 89-year-old female from Celina
  • 9th probable death from COVID-19 was a 91-year-old female from Rockford

As of December 3, 2020, the Mercer County Health District (MCHD) reports 2,819 confirmed cases, 474 probable cases, 2,480 recovered cases, 42 pending cases, 14 hospitalizations, 52 deaths, and 9 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 277 active cases of COVID-19 in Mercer County.

As of today, the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) reports a COVID-19 incidence rate of 723 new cases in Mercer County per 100,000 residents over the past two weeks. Over the past week, the MCHD has seen a decrease in the number of new cases daily.

Mercer County is no longer listed in the Top 10 counties –

As a reminder, ODH is assisting the MCHD with the notification of confirmed cases. If you have tested positive for COVID-19, it is important to remember that the person contacting you on behalf of MCHD may not have a local phone number.  Please help MCHD and ODH to better serve you by answering these calls the first time if possible. 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recently revised the guidance on the duration of quarantine for those exposed to COVID-19. At this time, MCHD is continuing with the current quarantine time frame of 14 days from the last known exposure to a confirmed COVID-19 case.  ODH is expected to release new guidance soon in response to the CDC revisions.  Changes may be made in Mercer County after that guidance is released.

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
November1,113 cases
December – present75 cases