COVID-19 case surge continues in Fulton County

Staff Report

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

• The surge in Fulton County cases of COVID-19 continued last week. There were 694 new cases from Jan. 14-20, according to the Fulton County Health Department.

There were 475 cases the previous week and 380 the week before that.

The increase in cases pushed Fulton County’s case per capita to 2,271.8. That is the 46th highest in Ohio, which has an overall rate of 2,154.8 per capita.

The number of active cases in Fulton County increased from 580 to 622.

Last week, there were also 6 new deaths and 9 new hospitalizations in the county.

• Mass testing for COVID-19 continues in Maumee. The Lucas County Recreation Center on Key Street is hosting the testing Tuesday and Thursday, from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. each day.

Testing is available for individuals ages 2 and up.

Register for testing by visiting Walk-ins are welcome until 1:30 p.m.

Results will be provided in 72 hours. Rapid tests are not available at the site.

• Fulton County has had 9,692 overall cases as of Sunday, according to the Ohio Department of Health. There have been 154 deaths reported in the county.

In Lucas County, there have been 93,285 total cases with 1,193 deaths, according to the health department.

• The Fulton County Health Department advised that there may be a delay in receiving a contact tracing call for those testing positive recently. That is due to the large volume of cases.

• Case rates remained over 2,000 per 100,000 people in the Swanton and Wauseon zip codes over the last two weeks.

The Swanton zip code had the highest case rate in Fulton County at 2,195.5 per 100,000 with a case count of 278. The Wauseon zip code had a case count of 287 with a rate of 2,329.8.

Archbold’s zip code had a case rate of 1,906.5 and 126 cases over the last two weeks. The Delta zip code’s case rate was 1,782.8 over the last two weeks, with 153 cases reported.

Over the two weeks there were 45 cases in Fayette, 27 cases in Lyons, and 24 in Metamora.

• In Fulton County, over half of residents have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. As of Sunday, 21,946 people, or 52.1% of residents, have at least started the vaccine.

About 48.5% in the county have completed the vaccination.

In Lucas County, 59.65% of residents have received at least one dose of the vaccine. That number is 55.45% in Henry County and 46.35% in Williams.

Delaware County has the highest rate in the state at 76.51%.

Just over 61% of the population statewide has started the vaccine, including about 71% of adults.

• COVID-19 vaccine is available Mondays at the Fulton County Health Department. The hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. with the last two hours for kids 5-11 years old.

Appointments are preferred.

It is also available at the Rite Aid locations in Archbold, Swanton, and Wauseon, the Swanton Kroger, and Wauseon Walmart.

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Staff Report