CELINA – As of December 29, 2021, the Mercer County Health District (MCHD) reports 6,109 confirmed cases, 1,360 probable cases, 5,773 recovered cases, 10 known hospitalizations, 110 COVID-19 deaths, and 22 probable deaths of COVID-19 among Mercer County residents. In addition, there have been 73 cases who have passed away due to causes other than COVID-19. Under the use of MCHD’s internal reinfection protocol, there have been 92 reinfection cases of COVID-19. Today, there are 159 known active cases of COVID-19 in Mercer County.

There have been 143 confirmed and 48 probable cases of COVID-19 among fully vaccinated Mercer County residents. Of those individuals, 23 were hospitalized and have since recovered. Two fully vaccinated residents are currently hospitalized. Six 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 252 cases per 100,000 people in the past seven days and has a test positivity rate of 14.48%. This data can be found here: https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#county-view

As we continue through the holidays, MCHD encourages community members to be especially watchful for signs of any sickness, and to stay home from holiday gatherings when sick to avoid infecting friends and family. This is especially important now, as local and regional healthcare resources are stretched thin.

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. More information on local COVID-19 vaccination opportunities can be found at  https://mchdohio.org/. Please call 419-586-3251, Option 2, to ask questions or schedule an appointment.

The MCHD will be closed for the New Year holiday on Friday, December 31, 2021. MCHD will reopen at 7:30 a.m. on Monday, January 3, 2022. Please be advised, MCHD staff will not be managing COVID-19 cases over the holiday weekend. The MCHD wishes everyone a happy New Year!

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 2021473 cases
October 2021347 cases
November 2021455 cases
December 2021 – current419 cases