Mercer County Approaching 200 COVID-19 Cases; 20 New Positives Reported Thursday

The Mercer County Health Department (MCHD) announcing twenty additional confirmed cases of COVID-19.  This brings the county’s total to 198 cases.  The latest cases include:


one male in his 70s

three males in their 60s

one male in his 50s

three males in their 40s

one female in her 80s

three females in their 60s

one female in her 50s

one female in her 40s

two females in their 30s

one female in her 20s

three females in their teens


At this time there are 29 individuals isolating at home, and one currently hospitalized.  The number of deaths due to COVID-19 in Mercer County remains at six.

Statewide, the Illinois Department of Public Health is reporting a record daily high of new COVID-19 cases in the state. 4,015 new cases have been confirmed, and 53 additional deaths. That’s the highest one-day total since more than 5,300 cases were reported on Sept. 4 due to a backlog of tests. Earlier this week, Governor J.B. Pritzker warned the public that the virus is still dangerous.