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.

MonthNumber of Confirmed Cases
March – December 20203,384 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 2021472 cases
October 2021347 cases
November 2021455 cases
December 2021 – current118 cases