(4-6-21) There are still appointments available for tomorrow’s COVID-19 vaccine clinic at the Mercer County Fairgrounds. Individuals who are 18 years of age and older can register online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mchd-covid-19-drive-thru-clinic-april-7-2021-tickets-148924770999 before midnight tonight. Anyone unable to register online can make an appointment by calling 567-890-2619 until 3:00 PM today.
Due to limited demand for vaccination appointments, there will be no drive-thru clinic next Wednesday, April 14. The April 7 clinic will likely be our final drive-thru clinic for first-dose COVID-19 vaccine. We will continue to hold drive-thru clinics for people to receive their second dose of vaccine through May 7. The MCHD continues to encourage all who are eligible to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Multiple providers are now offering vaccine in our local area. For a list of options, visit https://gettheshot.coronavirus.ohio.gov/.
Yesterday, the Ohio Department of Health issued a simplified order that condenses previous public health orders into a single document. The order can be found here Director’s Order for Social Distancing, Facial Coverings, and Non-Congregating. The order emphasizes the importance of basic precautions such as masks, good hand hygiene, social distancing, and limiting the size of gatherings, regardless of the setting.
As of April 6, 2021, the Mercer County Health District (MCHD) reports 3,950 confirmed cases, 738 probable cases, 3,806 recovered cases, 1 hospitalization, 84 COVID-19 deaths, and 19 probable deaths of COVID-19. There have been 36 confirmed cases that have passed away due to causes other than COVID-19. Currently, there are 22 known active cases of COVID-19 in Mercer County.
|Month||Number of Confirmed Cases|
|March (First case on 3/24)||5 cases|
|January 2021||386 cases|
|February 2021||120 cases|
|March 2021||52 Cases|
|April – present||11 Cases|