Here are the latest details on how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting the area:
• There were 144 new cases reported early this week by the Fulton County Health Department. On Monday, 83 new cases were reported for Sept. 24-27, and on Tuesday 61 new cases were reported.
The highest number of new cases occurred in younger age groups. The most occurred in those 19 and younger with 31 cases.
There were also 26 new cases among those in their 40s, 22 among those in their 30s and 17 for those in their 20s.
The 50-59 and 60-69 age groups each had 14 new cases reported, while 10 new cases were reported among those 80 and older and 7 new cases were reported among those in their 70s.
The total number of cases reported in Fulton County is now 5,506.
In the county, positive cases have included 3,003 females and 2,481 males. The case rate over the last two weeks jumped to 836.5 in Fulton County and 698.7 overall in Ohio.
There were also 7 new hospitalizations reported early this week. Three of those hospitalized were in their 40s, 2 were 80 or older, 1 was in their 60s, and 1 in their 70s.
One new COVID death was reported on Tuesday for a total of 84 in Fulton County.
• The level of community transmission of coronavirus in Fulton County is listed as high by the Centers for Disease Control. The levels are low, moderate, substantial, then high.
All counties in Ohio are listed as high.
Indoor mask wearing is recommended in areas with substantial or high transmission.
More information on the CDC categories of community transmission risk can be found at covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#county-view.
• In Fulton County, 46.41% of residents have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Wood County has the highest amount in the area, with 56.58%. In Williams County, 41.24% have received a vaccine, the lowest in the area.
• Vaccination status among cases last week was reported Tuesday by the Fulton County Health Department.
According to the data, 61% of COVID cases reported Sept. 17-23 were among the unvaccinated. The fully vaccinated accounted for 26% of cases, 10% had unknown status and 3% were partially vaccinated.
The unknown status may be due to getting a vaccine in a different state or not receiving the vaccine.
• COVID-19 vaccine is available Mondays at the FCHD from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Walk-ins are welcomed.
Vaccine is also available at Rite Aid locations in Archbold, Swanton and Wauseon, the Wauseon Walmart, and Swanton Kroger.
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