CELINA – As of February 23, 2022, the Mercer County Health District (MCHD) reports 7,858 confirmed cases, 1,789 probable cases, 7,596 recovered cases, 6 known hospitalizations, 134 COVID-19 deaths, and 25 probable deaths of COVID-19 among Mercer County residents. In addition, there have been 90 cases who have passed away due to causes other than COVID-19. Under the use of MCHD’s internal reinfection protocol, there have been 357 reinfection cases of COVID-19. Today, there are 42 known active cases of COVID-19 in Mercer County.

According to the Ohio Department of Health (ODH), 15,495 Mercer County residents have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Additionally, 7,839 Mercer County residents have received a booster dose. Of those residents who have been fully vaccinated, 43 were hospitalized for COVID-19 and have since recovered. Sixteen have passed away. There are currently 2 fully vaccinated residents hospitalized for COVID-19.

The transmission rate of COVID-19 in Mercer County has decreased from high to substantial. A substantial transmission rate is defined as 50 to 99.99 new cases per 100,000 people in a 7-day period or a test positivity rate between 8 and 9.99 percent. Mercer County has seen 97.15 cases per 100,000 people in the past seven days and has a test positivity rate of 8.39%. This data can be found here: https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#county-view

The MCHD continues to encourage community members to maintain good hygiene practices, stay home when sick, consider wearing a mask in indoor public places, and avoid crowded indoor places to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 and other seasonal viruses.

Individuals who have not been vaccinated for COVID-19 or influenza are encouraged to consider getting vaccinated. MCHD continues to offer appointments for COVID-19 and flu vaccines. Please call 419-586-3251, Option 2, to ask questions or schedule an appointment. Additional vaccine information can be found at https://mchdohio.org/.

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 2021532 cases
January 20221,489 cases
February 2022 – current147 cases