COVID-19 case increase slows in Fulton County


Staff Report



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

• There were 300 fewer cases of COVID-19 in Fulton County as the week before. There were 390 new cases from Jan. 21-27, according to the Fulton County Health Department.

There were 694 cases the previous week.

The decrease in cases dropped Fulton County’s case rate per capita from 2,271.8 to 1,797. That is the 55th highest in Ohio, which has an overall rate of 1,582 per capita.

The number of active cases in Fulton County fell from 622 to 439.

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

• Mass testing for COVID-19 ended at the Lucas County Recreation Center due to a decrease in need.

• Fulton County has passed the 10,000 mark for overall reported cases as of Sunday with 10,007, according to the Ohio Department of Health. There have been 161 deaths reported in the county.

In Lucas County, there have been 95,675 total cases with 1,207 deaths, according to the health department.

• Case rates are now below 2,000 per 100,000 people in all Fulton County zip codes over the last two weeks. The Swanton and Wauseon zip codes both had case rates above 2,000 as reported the previous Sunday.

Case counts are down for all zip codes in the county.

The Swanton zip code had the highest case rate in Fulton County over the last two weeks at 1,721.7 per 100,000 with a case count of 218. The Wauseon zip code had a case count of 198 with a rate of 1,494.7.

Archbold’s zip code had a case rate of 1,331.5 and 88 cases over the last two weeks. The Delta zip code’s case rate was 1,351.7 over the last two weeks, with 116 cases reported.

Over the last two weeks there were 31 cases in Fayette, 14 cases in Lyons, and 15 in Metamora.

• The level of community transmission of coronavirus in both Fulton County and Lucas County is listed as high by the Centers for Disease Control. The levels are low, moderate, substantial, then high.

All counties in Ohio and about over 99% nationwide have high community transmission.

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, over half of residents have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. As of Sunday, 22,012 people, or 52.25% of residents, have at least started the vaccine.

About 48.7% in the county have completed the vaccination.

In Lucas County, 59.84% of residents have received at least one dose of the vaccine. That number is 55.59% in Henry County and 46.5% in Williams.

Delaware County has the highest rate in the state at 76.71%.

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.

A walk-in vaccine clinic will be offered at the Lucas County Rec Center, 2901 Key St. in Maumee, on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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