Latest update from MCHD.

In Mercer County-


  • 53rd resident to die from COVID-19 was an 87-year-old female from Celina
  • 54th resident to die from COVID-19 was an 89-year-old male from Celina
  • 55th resident to die from COVID-19 was a 69-year-old female from Rockford


  • 10th probable death from COVID-19 was a 69-year-old female from Rockford,
  • 11th probable death from COVID-19 was a 73-year-old female from Celina
  • 12th probable death from COVID-19 was a 91-year-old female from Celina,
  • 13th probable death from COVID-19 was a 74-year-old female from Rockford. 

The MCHD continues to see a decrease in the total of new confirmed cases daily. As of yesterday, Mercer County ranked 73rd in the state for Ohio counties ranked by highest incidence. This news is very encouraging, and signals a welcome change.  MCHD thanks Mercer county residents for their efforts in helping to prevent the spread of COVID-19 by doing things like wearing masks in public and making responsible choices about holiday gatherings.  It is important that we all continue to do our part to keep our community healthy through the rest of the holiday season and beyond.

Last Friday, Governor Mike DeWine announced Ohio’s first phase of vaccine distribution that is expected to begin on or around December 15, 2020. The first phase will include the following groups: healthcare workers and personnel, who are routinely involved in the care of COVID-19 patients, residents, and staff at nursing homes and assisted living facilities, patients and staff at state psychiatric hospitals, people with intellectual disabilities and those with mental illness who live in group homes or centers and staff at those locations, residents, and staff at our Ohio veterans’ homes, and EMS responders. Currently, MCHD is working on reviewing our plans and policies for vaccine distribution.  More information will be provided as it becomes available.

As of December 8, 2020, the Mercer County Health District (MCHD) reports 2,916 confirmed cases, 506 probable cases, 2,603 recovered cases, 63 pending cases, 8 hospitalizations, 55 deaths, and 13 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 248 active cases of COVID-19 in Mercer County.

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
November1,115 cases
December – present170 cases