CELINA (12-8-21) – Mercer County continues to see an increase in COVID-19 activity. Additionally, influenza has started to circulate in the area. The MCHD advises individuals to maintain good hygiene practices, stay home when sick, and avoid crowded indoor places to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 and influenza.
As of December 8, 2021, the Mercer County Health District (MCHD) reports 5,807 confirmed cases, 1,271 probable cases, 5,475 recovered cases, 10 known hospitalizations, 104 COVID-19 deaths, and 22 probable deaths of COVID-19 among Mercer County residents. In addition, there have been 70 confirmed cases who have passed away due to causes other than COVID-19. Under the use of MCHD’s internal reinfection protocol, there have been 80 reinfections of COVID-19 out of the cumulative total of confirmed cases. Today, there are 163 known active cases of COVID-19 in Mercer County.
There have been 126 confirmed and 39 probable cases of COVID-19 among fully vaccinated Mercer County residents. Of those individuals, 20 were hospitalized and have since recovered. Two fully vaccinated residents are currently hospitalized. Five 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 359 cases per 100,000 people in the past seven days and has a test positivity rate of 18.42%. This data can be found here: https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#county-view.
The MCHD continues to offer the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines for first, second, third, and booster doses by appointment at the health department. Please call 419-586-3251, Option 2, to ask questions or schedule an appointment.
|Month||Number of Confirmed Cases|
|March – December 2020||3,384 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||347 cases|
|November 2021||455 cases|
|December 2021 – current||118 cases|