Four new COVID deaths reported in Fulton Co. last week


Staff Report



Here are the latest details on how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting the area:

• There were 143 new COVID cases reported last week by the Fulton County Health Department. That is down from 162 new cases the previous week.

As of Friday, there were 164 active cases in the county, which is up slightly from 161 the previous Friday.

The week also saw 4 new deaths and 1 new hospitalization.

Fulton County’s case rate fell to 550.7 per 100,000 over the previous two weeks but is still higher than the state as a whole. Overall for Ohio, the rate was 507.4.

• Fulton County has had 5,915 overall cases as of Sunday, according to the Ohio Department of Health. There have been 96 deaths reported in the county.

In Lucas County, there have been 55,560 total cases with 904 deaths, according to the health department.

• The Metamora zip code has the highest case rate in Fulton County over the last two weeks. There were 11 cases, for a rate of 810 per 100,000.

The Wauseon zip code had 68 cases and a rate of 513.3, Fayette 14 cases and a rate of 510.6, Swanton zip code had 64 cases and a case rate of 505.4, Archbold 33 and 499.3, Lyons 8 and 470, and Delta 30 cases and a rate of 349.6.

• In Fulton County, 47.07% of residents have at least started the COVID-19 vaccine as of Sunday.

• COVID-19 vaccine is available Mondays at the Fulton County Health Department. It is also available at the Rite Aid locations in Archbold, Swanton, and Wauseon, the Swanton Kroger, and Wauseon Walmart.

• The CDC has 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.

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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Staff Report