CELINA – As of October 20, 2021, the Mercer County Health District (MCHD) reports 5,130 confirmed cases, 1,029 probable cases, 4,862 recovered cases, 8 known hospitalizations, 97 COVID-19 deaths, and 21 probable deaths of COVID-19 among Mercer County residents. In addition, there have been 57 confirmed cases who have passed away due to causes other than COVID-19. Out of the cumulative total of confirmed cases, there has been a total of 55 reinfections of COVID-19.Today, there are 118 known active cases of COVID-19 in Mercer County.
There have been 66 confirmed and 16 probable cases of COVID-19 among fully vaccinated Mercer County residents. Of those individuals, 13 were hospitalized and have since recovered. Four have passed away.
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 276 cases per 100,000 people in the past seven days and has a test positivity rate of 19.6%. This data can be found here: https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#county-view.
The MCHD would like to thank the volunteers and community partners who assisted with our recent Pfizer COVID-19 booster clinic and drive-thru flu shot clinic at the Mercer County Fairgrounds. These events would not be possible without the help of these individuals.
The MCHD is continuing to schedule appointments for 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 2021||472 cases|
|October 2021 – current||243 cases|