(1-11-21) The latest Mercer County Health District update.

In Mercer County-

  • 68th resident to die from COVID-19 was an 89-year-old male from Ft. Recovery
  • 69th resident to die from COVID-19 was a 78-year-old female from Celina.

The MCHD continues to vaccinate individuals who are eligible for COVID-19 vaccination in Phase 1A of the vaccination program. 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.

Governor DeWine announced details of Phase 1B of the vaccination program on Thursday, January 7.

  • 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.

Currently, the MCHD is in the process of planning to offer the vaccine to those who are eligible in Phase 1B. Further information regarding the date and time of Mercer County’s first Phase 1B vaccination clinic will be announced within the next few days. At this time, the MCHD does not have a waiting list for the vaccine and we ask that you please do not call the MCHD to request the COVID-19 vaccine. Information will be shared via our website, social media, and traditional media.

As of January 11, 2021, the Mercer County Health District (MCHD) reports 3,547 confirmed cases, 635 probable cases, 3,282 recovered cases, 37 pending cases, 13 hospitalizations, 69 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 174 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 – present167 cases

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