(12-10-20) Mercer County Health District Update for December 10th, includes one new COVID 19 death and one probale death.

  • 56th Mercer County resident to die from COVIID-19 was an 80-year-old female from Celina

  • 14th probable death from COVID-19 was a 79-year-old male from Rockford

As of today, the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) reports a COVID-19 incidence rate of 701.9 new cases in Mercer County per 100,000 residents over the past two weeks. Mercer County ranks 74th in the state for Ohio counties ranked by highest incidence.

Today, Governor DeWine announced an extension to the statewide curfew until January 2, 2021. The curfew runs from 10:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. Retail establishments will be closed and people should remain at home during the curfew. The curfew does not apply to those who are working, seeking medical treatment, getting groceries or a carryout meal, and out for emergency purposes.

Mercer County continues to trend in the right direction. As we carry-on through this holiday season, it is important that we all do our part in helping prevent the spread of COVID-19. Today, Governor DeWine announced a “Stay Safe Ohio” plan that should be used to help us all get through the next 21 days. These protocols include: staying home, wearing a mask, keeping interactions short and staying apart, washing hands, working from home, celebrating safe and celebrating small, not eating or drinking with anyone side your household, limiting travel, keeping weddings and funerals safe, and enjoying safe holiday activities.

As of December 10, 2020, the Mercer County Health District (MCHD) reports 2,987 confirmed cases, 522 probable cases, 2,651 recovered cases, 63 pending cases, 11 hospitalizations, 56 deaths, and 14 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 268 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 – present241 cases