CELINA (1-5-22) – As of January 5, 2022, the Mercer County Health District (MCHD) reports 6,281 confirmed cases, 1,412 probable cases, 5,853 recovered cases, 15 known hospitalizations, 112 COVID-19 deaths, and 22 probable deaths of COVID-19 among Mercer County residents. In addition, there have been 76 cases who have passed away due to causes other than COVID-19. Under the use of MCHD’s internal reinfection protocol, there have been 105 reinfection cases of COVID-19. Today, there are 248 known active cases of COVID-19 in Mercer County.
There have been 162 confirmed and 50 probable cases of COVID-19 among fully vaccinated Mercer County residents. Of those individuals, 25 were hospitalized and have since recovered. Three fully vaccinated residents are currently hospitalized. Six have passed away.
|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||531 cases|
|January 2022 – current||60 cases|
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 488 cases per 100,000 people in the past seven days and has a test positivity rate of 25.57%. This data can be found here: https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#county-view.
As COVID-19 cases continue to increase, MCHD urges community members to maintain good hygiene practices, stay home when sick, and avoid crowded indoor places to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 and other seasonal viruses.
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.