Jul 30, 2020

Mercer County reports 12th Death from COVID-19, Auglaize County Reports Additional Cases


Mercer County Health District COVID-19 Situation Update – July 30, 2020

 

CELINA- As of July 30, 2020, the Mercer County Health District (MCHD) reports 479 confirmed cases, 11 probable cases, 371 recovered cases, 97 pending cases, 2,103 negative cases, 2 hospitalizations, 12 deaths, and 1 probable death of COVID-19. Currently, there are 95 active cases of COVID-19 in Mercer County.

 

The MCHD reports the 471st confirmed case is a male in the age range of 30-40 years. The 472nd confirmed case is a male in the age range of 60-70 years. The 473rd case is a female in the age range of 40-50 years. The 474th confirmed case is a female in the age range of 80-90 years. The 475th confirmed case is a male in the age range of 60-70 years. The 476th confirmed case is a male in the age range of 60-70 years. The 477th confirmed case is a male in the age range of 20-30 years. The 478th confirmed case is a male in the age range of 50-60 years. The 479th confirmed case is a female in the age range of 50-60 years. All of these individuals are self-isolating at home.

 

The 12th 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.

 

The MCHD wants to remind the public about the Mercer Health COVID-19 Drive-Thru Testing. The site is not a pop-up testing site.  Testing requirements must be met and an order from a physician/medical provider is required.  People who are eligible to be tested include:

  • Symptomatic healthcare workers
  • Any symptomatic resident of Mercer County
  • As resources allow- asymptomatic healthcare workers, non-Mercer County residents who are symptomatic and Mercer County residents who are receiving essential surgeries/procedures or other medically necessary procedures.

 

While most people in Mercer County who have tested positive for COVID-19 have had only minor symptoms, it is important to remember that others could become severely ill. The people at the highest risk include older adults and people with underlying medical conditions.  Healthy individuals are encouraged to take precautions to help protect loved ones who could be more seriously impacted by the virus.

As of July 30, 2020, the Auglaize County Health Department (ACHD), reports 219 total cases (200 confirmed and 19 probable), 21 hospitalizations, 114 recovered cases, and 5 deaths of COVID-19.

Of the 219 cases, 139 cases are female (63%) and 80 cases are male (37%) with an average age of 48.

Data reported is cumulative over the course of this outbreak.

The 215th case is a 20 year old female that is self-isolating at home.

The 216th case is a 14 year old female that is self-isolating at home.

The 217th case is a 55 year old female that is self-isolating at home.

The 218th case is a 20 year old female that is self-isolating at home.

The 219th case is a 58 year old female that is self-isolating at home.

ACHD will not release any identifiable information about the confirmed cases to protect personal privacy.

Auglaize County has experienced a total of 96 new cases from Friday, July 17th, to Thursday, July 30th.

The numbers below represent statistics of the age demographics and areas affected during that time frame.

Age Range New Cases

0-10 3

10-20 8

20-30 19

30-40 15

40-50 14

50-60 21

60-70 8

70-80 3

80-90 5

Area New Cases

St. Marys 47

Wapakoneta 30

Minster 6

New Bremen 4

Cridersville 4

Botkins 3

New Knoxville 2

An individual will be reported as recovered from COVID-19 when that individual is released from isolation by ACHD by meeting ALL of the following Ohio Department of Health and Centers for Disease Control and Preventions criteria: At least 10 days have passed since the onset of symptoms AND the person has been fever-free for at least 24 hours without taking fever-reducing medication AND other symptoms have improved. An individual will also be reported as recovered from COVID-19 if results are received based on antibody testing. It is vital that we all continue social distancing in order to prevent the spread of the virus and limit all non-essential activities. When in public areas wear a cloth mask as an added layer of protection. ACHD also strongly recommends the following: • Stay Home. Stay Safe. Save Lives. Stay home and only go out for essential travel. • Stay home when you are sick. Symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, dry cough and shortness of breath. Isolate yourself from other people and call your health care provider. • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. • Cover your mouth with a tissue or sleeve when sneezing or coughing. • The Ohio Department of Health strongly recommends that Ohioans wear cloth face coverings. • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands. • Clean high-touch areas daily using household cleaning spray or wipes according to label directions. For up to date information visit www.coronavirus.ohio.gov or call 1-833-4-ASK-ODH.


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