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!
|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||473 cases|
|October 2021||347 cases|
|November 2021||455 cases|
|December 2021 – current||419 cases|