CELINA (9-22-21) – As of September 22, 2021, the Mercer County Health District (MCHD) reports 4,706 confirmed cases, 916 probable cases, 4,433 recovered cases, six known hospitalizations, 93 COVID-19 deaths, and 20 probable deaths of COVID-19 among Mercer County residents. In addition, there have been 50 confirmed cases who have passed away due to causes other than COVID-19. Today, there are 132 known active cases of COVID-19 in Mercer County.  Out of the cumulative total of confirmed cases, there has been a total of 42 reinfections of COVID-19. All of the currently hospitalized individuals are unvaccinated.

There have been 33 confirmed and 12 probable cases of COVID-19 among fully vaccinated Mercer County residents. Of those individuals, four were hospitalized and have since recovered. Four have passed away.

Mercer Health has reported to MCHD a total of nine inpatient COVID-19 hospitalizations currently. Of these nine inpatients hospitalized, six are Mercer County residents.

The transmission rate of COVID-19 in Mercer County continues to be high. A high transmission rate is defined as 100 or more new cases per 100,000 people in a 7-day period or a test positivity rate of 10% or higher. Mercer County has seen 303 cases per 100,000 people in the past seven days and has a test positivity rate of 17.02%.  This data can be found here: https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#county-view.

The MCHD is awaiting guidance on how to proceed with the COVID-19 Pfizer booster dose. Once this guidance is received, the MCHD will release that information through a media release and social media updates.

The MCHD offers the COVID-19 vaccine every Friday at the MCHD office. Please call 419-586-3251, extension 1462 to ask questions or schedule an appointment.

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 2021388 cases
February 2021120 cases
March 202152 cases
April 2021113 cases
May 202164 cases
June 202114 cases
July 202134 cases
August 2021246 cases
September – current291 cases