CELINA- 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 55 cases per 100,000 population. This is just above the level 2 threshold of 50 cases per 100,000 population.
Due to drastically decreased demand for the COVID-19 vaccine, the MCHD conducted our final first dose drive-thru clinic yesterday. The MCHD will continue to hold our drive-thru clinics for those who are scheduled to receive their second dose through May 7, and smaller vaccination clinics will be held based on demand. Multiple providers are now offering vaccine in our local area. For a list of options, visit https://gettheshot.coronavirus.ohio.gov/. Anyone still interested in getting the vaccine through MCHD can call 419-586-3251 extension 1462 to be put on a waiting list for a future vaccination opportunity.
Financial assistance for funeral expenses incurred after January 20, 2020, for deaths related to COVID-19 is now available through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Applications will be accepted beginning on Monday, April 12, 2021, through the COVID-19 funeral assistance line number. Further information can be found here: https://www.fema.gov/disasters/coronavirus/economic/funeral-assistance.
As of April 8, 2021, the Mercer County Health District (MCHD) reports 3,955 confirmed cases, 739 probable cases, 3,813 recovered cases, 2 hospitalizations, 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 23 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||16 Cases|