Here are the latest details on how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting the area:
• The number of new COVID-19 cases reported in Fulton County last week was 63, according to the county health department. The previous week saw 56 new cases.
Also last week, there were 9 new reported hospitalizations.
Fulton County’s case rate fell to 235 per 100,000 over the previous two weeks and is now lower than the state as a whole. Overall for Ohio, the rate was 338.1.
As of Friday, there were 68 active COVID-19 cases in Fulton County, a decrease of one from the previous Friday.
• Fulton County has had 4,702 overall cases as of Sunday, according to the Ohio Department of Health.
In Lucas County, there have been 46,275 total cases, according to the health department.
• In Fulton County, 45% of residents have started the COVID-19 vaccine. About 17,765 or 42.17% have completed the vaccine.
Overall, 51.8% of Ohioans have had at least one shot of a COVID-19 vaccine, including 62.8% of those 18 years and older. Statewide 47.86% of Ohioans have completed the vaccine.
Elsewhere in northwest Ohio, 47% of Lucas County residents have completed the vaccine, 52% of Wood County residents, 45.5% in Henry County, 41% in Defiance County, and 37% in Williams County.
• COVID-19 vaccine is available Mondays at the Fulton County Health Department from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Walk-ins are welcomed.
It is also available at the Rite Aid locations in Archbold, Swanton, and Wauseon, the Swanton Kroger, and Wauseon Walmart.
• Anthony Wayne, Maumee, Perrysburg, and Otsego are among the Wood and Lucas County school districts that now require masks in school buildings.
• The Archbold, Delta, Fayette, Swanton, and Wauseon zip codes all had case rates higher than 200 per 100,000 people over the last two weeks. Fayette was 401.2, with a case count of 11.
Archbold had 302.6 per 100,000, Swanton 221.1, Wauseon 211.4, and Delta 209.7.
Last week, Swanton and Wauseon were both below 200.
• Recently, the CDC released guidance advising communities with substantial and high risk of transmission to be more diligent at controlling the spread of this disease. Fulton County is currently at high risk of community transmission.
Only one county in Ohio is not listed as high.
More information on the CDC categories of community transmission risk can be found at covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#county-view.
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