12 New COVID-19 Cases Reported In Mercer County Thursday

On a day when the state’s total daily COVID-19 cases hits its highest number in more than two months, Mercer County has its biggest day ever—with 12 cases reported on Thursday. The state announced more than 1,800 new cases Thursday and that type of figure hasn’t been reached since May 24th. Illinois Department of Public Health Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike.

In Mercer County, the total number of residents testing positive since April 2 is now at 64. Thursday’s cases include:


* a female in her teens

* a female in her 20’s

* a female in her 30’s

* a female in her 50’s

* a female in her 60’s

* a female in her 70’s

* a female in her 80’s

* a female in her 90’s

* a female in her 90’s

* a female in her 100’s

* a male in his 80’s

* a male in his 80’s

Of the 64 positive cases that Mercer County has had since testing began, as of this date, twenty-two cases are isolating at home and two cases are hospitalized and being followed by MCHD. All other cases have completed their isolation period set forth by IDPH and are no longer being actively followed by MCHD.