(1-7-21) the Mercer County Health District (MCHD) reports two new deaths.

  • 66th resident to die from COVID-19 was a 96-year-old male from Ft. Recovery
  • 67th resident to die from COVID-19 was an 84-year-old male from Celina

Today, Governor DeWine announced more details on Phase 1B of Ohio’s COVID-19 vaccination distribution plan.

  • Beginning Tuesday, January 19, vaccinations will be available for those 80 years of age or older. These are people in the general population.
  • Beginning Monday, January 25, vaccinations will be available for those 75 years of age or older.
  • Also beginning on Monday, January 25, vaccinations will also be available to those with severe congenital, developmental, or early onset medical disorders. Further information on how these individuals will be able to receive their vaccinations will be announced soon.
  • Beginning February 1, vaccinations will be available for those 70 years of age or older.
  • Also beginning on February 1, the vaccine will be available to school employees.
  • Beginning February 8, vaccinations will be available for those 65 years of age or older.

The MCHD just learned of this information today and will continue planning local vaccination clinics within the framework established by the Ohio Department of Health. As we continue our planning, we will share information via press releases, social media, and traditional media.

At this time, MCHD continues to vaccinate individuals who are eligible for COVID-19 vaccination in Phase 1A.  These people include health care workers routinely involved in the care of COVID-19 patients, residents and staff of nursing homes and assisted living facilities, EMS responders, and people with developmental disabilities and mental health disorders who live in group homes and the staff who care for them.  Anyone who is eligible to receive the vaccine in Phase 1A and has not yet been vaccinated is encouraged to call MCHD at 419-586-3251, extension 1462 to schedule an appointment.  The next COVID-19 vaccination clinic will be held at the Mercer County Central Services Building on January 13, 2021.  At this time, please do not call the MCHD to request the COVID-19 vaccination unless you qualify for Phase 1A and have not been contacted yet. We appreciate your continued patience as we navigate through the vaccination process.

As of January 7, 2021, the Mercer County Health District (MCHD) reports 3,493 confirmed cases, 626 probable cases, 3,208 recovered cases, 15 pending cases, 9 hospitalizations, 67 COVID-19 deaths, and 18 probable deaths of COVID-19. There have been 16 confirmed cases who have passed away due to causes other than COVID-19. Currently, there are 197 known active cases of COVID-19 in Mercer County. MCHD has vaccinated 250 people against COVID-19.

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
December634 cases
January 2021 – present113 cases

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