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.
|Month||Number of Confirmed Cases|
|March (First case on 3/24)||5 cases|
|January 2021||388 cases|
|February 2021||120 cases|
|March 2021||52 cases|
|April 2021||113 cases|
|May 2021||64 cases|
|June 2021||14 cases|
|July 2021||34 cases|
|August 2021||246 cases|
|September – current||291 cases|