(7-22-21) CELINA- The MCHD is seeing a slight increase in confirmed cases compared to a month ago. Today, there are nine known active cases of COVID-19 in Mercer County. MCHD reports six confirmed cases and two probable cases of vaccine breakthrough infections.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), preliminary data from several states over the last few months suggest that 99.5% of COVID-19 in the United States occurred among unvaccinated people. The MCHD still offers the COVID-19 vaccine every Friday at the MCHD office.

As of July 22, 2021, the Mercer County Health District (MCHD) reports 4,150 confirmed cases, 789 probable cases, 4,008 recovered cases, 0 hospitalizations, 86 COVID-19 deaths, and 19 probable deaths of COVID-19. In addition, there have been 46 confirmed cases who have passed away due to causes other than 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 284 cases
October545 cases
November1,116 cases
December635 cases 
January 2021387 cases
February 2021120 cases
March 202152 Cases
April 2021113 Cases
May 202164 Cases
June 202115 Cases
July – Present15 Cases

The 2021-2022 school year is just a little over a month away, and the MCHD offers the required vaccinations for children and adolescents attending schools and child care programs. Your doctor’s office or pharmacy may also give the vaccines. If you want your child to be immunized against COVID-19 by the time classes start, you need to act quickly. It takes five weeks to be fully vaccinated with the Pfizer vaccine, which is the only one authorized for adolescents ages 12 to 17. Please call 419-586-3251 extension 1462 to ask questions or schedule an appointment.