Mercer County has highest COVID-19 rate in Ohio

Mercer County has highest COVID-19 rate in Ohio
This illustration provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in January 2020 shows the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV).

Mercer County has the most cases per-capita in the state of Ohio, according to state data on August 4th. The county had 94 cases reported between July 21st and August 3rd. With a population of 40,806, that would equal 230 cases per 100,000 people, or .23% of the county population testing positive in the past two weeks.

Mercer County has been dealing with a spike in cases. Last week, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine said that contact tracing showed that one gathering for a funeral in Coldwater and subsequent charity event in Celina resulted in dozens of new cases in mid-July, which may be contributing to the higher numbers Mercer County continues to see.

The Mercer County Health District posts data about cases. That data can be viewed here. You can also contact the health district and learn more on their website.

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Franklin County, which has a population of 1,275,333, has the most total cases reported, with 1,858 cases.