Mercer County - May 5, 2021

Effective Reproduction Number (Rt)

Rt appears to have been on the decline over the past 2 weeks.  


Projected Incidence

Daily incidence is expected to fall gradually in the coming two weeks.  Continued masking and social distancing will be critical to preventing increases.  


Asymptomatic to Symptomatic Ratio

The ratio of asymptomatic to symptomatic cases declined over the last 2 weeks. Whether a recent decline in this ratio will continue will remain to be seen.  A low ratio facilitates mitigation efforts since symptomatic individuals usually isolate.