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After weeks of being COVID free, Mercer County Health Department announces active case of COVID-19

The Mercer County Health Department reports it was notified on April 8th of an active COVID-19 case after several weeks of no new cases. That brings the number of confirmed cases to 168. There have been 174 probable cases and nine COVID-19-related deaths reported for Mercer County. The health department encourages the public to continue […]

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Mercer County Health Department administers almost 3,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine

The Mercer County Health Department reports it has been part of administering 2,672 doses of COVID-19 vaccine since the first week of February. Those doses of the vaccine included more for Smithfield employees on March 25th. Phase 2 will open Monday and includes library staff, higher education, and the homeless. Phase 3 will open vaccines […]

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Mercer County Health Department administers over 1000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine at vaccination event

The Mercer County Health Department reports more than 1,000 COVID-19 vaccines were administered during a mass vaccination second dose clinic at the Smithfield Education Center of Princeton on March 17th. The clinic was held in conjunction with the Region H Implementation Team and State Emergency Management Agency and was made possible by the community, regional, […]

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Active cases of COVID-19 drop by 18 in Daviess County, 30 doses of vaccine available

Active COVID-19 cases have dropped by 18 in Daviess County since February 25th, which brings the total to six. The health department thanks residents for doing their part to slow the spread of the virus. Three cases were added for 669. Fourteen COVID-19-related deaths have been reported for Daviess County. The health department has about […]

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Sullivan County vaccinates 100 against COVID-19; Mercer County begins sign-up list for vaccinations

The Sullivan County Health Department vaccinated 100 residents with their first dose of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at the North Central Rural Electric Cooperative of Milan on February 26th. Recipients were previously registered and met Phase 1A and Phase 1B Tiers 1 and 2 descriptions. The health department received the vaccine shipment on February 23rd. The […]

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Mercer County Health Department administers 200 doses of COVID-19 vaccine

The Mercer County Health Department held its first COVID-19 vaccine clinic on February 2nd. It was previously reported the office received 200 doses of Moderna and would be closed for February 2nd and 4th’s clinics. Individuals on the health department’s waiting list were called earlier this week and were at least offered a regional option. The […]

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Mercer County Health Department receives first shipment of COVID-19 vaccine

The Mercer County Health Department has received its first shipment of 200 doses of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. The office will be closed during its first vaccine clinics on February 2nd and 4th. The health department has compiled a list of names and phone numbers of residents interested in receiving vaccines. Those residents will be contacted […]

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COVID-19 cases increase by 10 overall in Putnam, Sullivan and Mercer counties

The Putnam County Health Department reports five new individuals tested positive for COVID-19 for a total of 387. Fourteen cases are being actively monitored by public health. There have been nine COVID-19-related deaths. The Putnam County Health Department announces it has been approved to order and administer the vaccine once it is available. It is […]

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COVID-19 Update: 13 new cases in Grundy County, 12 in Linn County, 9 in Livingston County, 6 in Putnam County and 3 in Mercer County3

Thirteen COVID-19 cases were added to the total for Grundy County on December 2nd. The health department reports the total is 684. Five hundred one of those cases have been confirmed, and 101 are active. Twenty-one COVID-19-related deaths have been reported for Grundy County. COVID-19 cases increased by 12 in Linn County on December 2nd, […]

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Mercer County reports first COVID-19 related death, two new cases, Two new cases in Daviess County and 27 new cases in Putnam County

The Mercer County Health Department announces the county’s first COVID-19-related death. Two confirmed cases were added since November 24th, which brings the total to 81. Probable cases remain at 42. There are 17 active cases. Two COVID-19-related deaths have been added in Daviess County since Friday, which the health department notes brings the total to […]

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Grundy County reports COVID-19 related death; Princeton School District to use website to report COVID related cases

The Grundy County Health Department announces another COVID-19-related death, bringing the total to 17. Twenty-five new COVID-19 cases were added November 2nd through 4th for a total of 388. Ten of the cases were added on November 4th. Two hundred ninety cases have been confirmed, and 98 are probable. Forty-eight are active. The Princeton R-5 […]

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Princeton High School staff member tests positive for COVID-19; high school student is probable case

Princeton R-5 Superintendent Jerry Girdner reports classes will continue as scheduled November 4th after the district learned on Tuesday evening, November 3rd of a high school staff member testing positive for COVID-19. A high school student is also considered to be a probable case. Those are the fifth and sixth positive cases Girdner is aware of […]

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Staff member in Princeton School District tests positive for COVID-19

Classes are being held as scheduled on Tuesday in the Princeton R-5 School District after officials learned on Monday that an elementary staff member tested positive for COVID-19. Superintendent Jerry Girdner Monday night reported this is the fourth positive case that the school is aware of, noting three previous COVID-19 cases have seen a full […]

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Harrison County officials release joint statement on COVID-19

Harrison County Health Department Administrator Courtney Cross, Harrison County Community Hospital Chief Executive Officer Tina Gillespie, Bethany Mayor Jonne Slemmons, and Harrison County Presiding Commissioner Jack Hodge have provided a joint statement regarding COVID-19. They report 106 school individuals have had to isolate or quarantine since Harrison County schools reopened for the academic year. Two […]