Jul 27, 2020

Mercer County Health District reports an 11 fatality and additional cases of COVID-19


Mercer County Health District COVID-19 Situation Update – July 27, 2020

 

CELINA- As of July 27, 2020, the Mercer County Health District (MCHD) reports 452 confirmed cases, 9 probable cases, 315 recovered cases, 86 pending cases, 1,983 negative cases, 5 hospitalizations, 11 deaths, and 1 probable death of COVID-19. Currently, there are 125 active cases of COVID-19 in Mercer County.

 

Over the weekend, The MCHD announced 20 confirmed cases on our Mercer County Ohio Health District Facebook Page. The 420th confirmed case is a male in the age range of 60-70 years. The 421st confirmed case is a male in the age range of 20-30 years. The 422nd confirmed case is a female in the age range of 50-60 years. The 423rd confirmed case is a male in the age range of 20-30 years. The 424th confirmed case is a male in the age range of 40-50 years. The 425th confirmed case is a male in the age range of 30-40 years. The 426th confirmed case is a male in the age range of 50-60 years. The 427th confirmed case is a male in the age range of 20-30 years. The 428th confirmed case is a female in the age range of 40-50 years. The 429th confirmed case is a female in the age range of 50-60 years. The 430th confirmed case is a female in the age range of 10-20 years. The 431st confirmed case is a male in the age range of 50-60 years. The 432nd confirmed case is a female in the age range of 20-30 years. The 433rd confirmed case is a male in the age range of 20-30 years. The 434th confirmed case is a female in the age range of 30-40 years. The 435th confirmed case is a male in the age range of 70-80 years. The 436th confirmed case is a male in the age range of 30-40 years. The 437th confirmed case is a female in the age range of 50-60 years. The 438th confirmed case is a male in the age range of 20-30 years. The 439th confirmed case is a female in the age range of 60-70 years. All of these individuals are self-isolating at home.

 

Today, The MCHD reports the 440th confirmed case is a female in the age range of 20-30 years. The 441st confirmed case is a male in the age range of 30-40 years. The 442nd confirmed case is a female in the age range of 70-30 years. The 443rd confirmed case is a male in the age range of 70-80 years. The 444th confirmed case is a male in the age range of 30-40 years. The 445th confirmed case is a male in the age range of 30-40 years. The 446th confirmed case is a female in the age range of 40-50 years.  The 447th confirmed case is a female in the age range of 30-40 years. The 448th confirmed case is a female in the age range of 40-50 years. The 449th confirmed case is a female in the age range of 10-20 years. The 450th confirmed case is a female in the age range of 20-30 years. The 451st confirmed case is a male in the age range of 10-20 years. All of these individuals are self-isolating at home. The 452nd confirmed case is a hospitalized female in the age range of 60-70 years.

 

The 11th Mercer County resident to die from COVID-19 was an 84-year-old male from Coldwater. The MCHD staff would like to express our deepest sympathies to his family and friends during this difficult time.

 

As previously announced, The Ohio Department of Health, in cooperation with The Ohio State University, are conducting a COVID-19 study around the state and are in our area this week. The purpose of the study is to see how many people currently have COVID-19 and how many people were infected in the past. The results of this study will help ODH understand the spread and impact of COVID-19 throughout the state. Additionally, this information may allow state agencies to prepare for the distribution of resources to meet local needs. An invitation letter was sent to random households across the region. Participation is completely voluntary and there is no cost to you. A team will come to the house of each person who received an invitation letter to conduct the test. Those who receive an invitation letter and do not wish to participate may contact ODH to be removed from the list.

 

According to the CDC, Mercer County now ranks 6th out of 88 Ohio Counties in cases of COVID-19 Per Capita. This is just another reminder to take situation seriously.  County level data can be found at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/cases-updates/county-map.html.

 

MCHD wants to remind the public that if you are feeling ill, you need to stay home.  It is especially important to avoid contact with others if you have tested positive for COVID-19 and are still within the isolation period, which lasts ten days after symptoms begin.

 

If you have questions about COVID-19, contact the Mercer County Health District 419-586-3251.


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