CELINA- (3-25-21) Today, Mercer County was upgraded to a level 2 on the Ohio Public Health Advisory System issued by the Ohio Department of Health because our two-week new case incidence rate increased slightly to 51 cases per 100,000 population.  This is just above the level 2 threshold of 50 cases per 100,000 population. The MCHD encourages as many residents as possible to get vaccinated and take other routine precautions to prevent a significant resurgence in COVID-19 activity in our area.

The MCHD will not be offering a first dose vaccination 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.

Allen County Public Health (ACPH) will begin holding mass COVID-19 vaccine clinics next Wednesday, March 31.  These clinics will be held Wednesday through Saturday each week and will provide the single-dose Johnson & Johnson/Janssen vaccine. Appointments can be made for anyone 18 years old and older using the state scheduling tool found at https://gettheshot.coronavirus.ohio.gov/.

As of March 25, 2021, the Mercer County Health District (MCHD) reports 3,928 confirmed cases, 736 probable cases, 3,791 recovered cases, 0 hospitalizations, 84 COVID-19 deaths, and 19 probable deaths of COVID-19. There have been 34 confirmed cases that have passed away due to causes other than COVID-19. Currently, there are 16 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 – present41 cases