(3-23-21) Tomorrow (3-24-21) will mark the anniversary of the first known COVID-19 case in Mercer County. The MCHD would like to express our gratitude and appreciation to our community, county, regional, and state partners, and our volunteers who have assisted and supported the health department in various COVID-19 response activities.

The COVID-19 vaccine clinic scheduled for tomorrow was fully booked, but there have been a few cancellations.  Anyone interested in filling these vacancies can register online at https://www.eventbrite.com/myevent?eid=146924833131 before midnight tonight.  The MCHD will not be offering a first dose clinic next week due to the Easter Holiday weekend. Only second doses will be administered on Wednesday, March 31. The next first dose clinic will be offered on Wednesday, April 7. Further information on that clinic will be released next week.

As the COVID-19 vaccine distribution increases, additional providers will receive the vaccine. A list of nearby locations to obtain the COVID-19 vaccine can be found here: https://gettheshot.coronavirus.ohio.gov/ .

As of March 23, 2021, the Mercer County Health District (MCHD) reports 3,923 confirmed cases, 736 probable cases, 3,790 recovered cases, 0 hospitalizations, 84 COVID-19 deaths, and 19 probable deaths of COVID-19. There have been 32 confirmed cases that have passed away due to causes other than COVID-19. Currently, there are 14 known active cases of COVID-19 in Mercer County.

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 2021387 cases           
February 2021120 cases
March 2021 – present36 cases