Fulton County reports 4 new COVID deaths

Staff Report

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

• Four new COVID-19 deaths were reported early this week by the Fulton County Health Department. There have now been 92 deaths in the county.

There were 90 new cases reported in the time period by the Fulton County Health Department. On Monday, 70 new cases were reported for Oct. 8-11, and on Tuesday 20 new cases were reported.

The 90 cases is a drop from 99 early last week.

The age group with the highest number of cases reported this week was 0-19 year olds, with 22 cases. Those in their 40s accounted for 14 cases and those in their 20s had 13 cases.

The total number of cases reported in Fulton County is now 5,813. The median age of COVID cases has fallen to 43 from 45 over the summer.

In the county, positive cases have included 3,174 females and 2,621 males. The case rate over the last two weeks was 629.1 in Fulton County and 560.5 overall in Ohio.

There was 1 new hospitalizations reported early this week. The total is now 329 in the 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.

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.

• The Fulton County Health Department on Tuesday released the vaccination status of cases reported last week. The majority of new cases were among the unvaccinated, at 59.5%.

Another 12.5% had an unknown vaccination status. That is either people who were vaccinated in another state or are not vaccinated.

For the week, 24% of new cases were from people fully vaccinated and 4% partially vaccinated individuals.

• In Fulton County, 46.93% of residents have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Wood County has the highest amount in the area, with 57.1%. In Williams County, 41.71% have received a vaccine, the lowest in the area.

Those 80 years or older have the highest rate of vaccination in Fulton County, at 84%, according Ohio Department of Health data. Vaccination rates among other age groups were: 12-17 years old, 29.7%; 18-29 years old, 37.86; 30-59 years old, 49.96%; 60-79 years old, 79.98%.

Just over half of eligible Fulton County residents have at least started a COVID-19 vaccine. Countywide 55.32% of those 12 and older have at least one shot.

That number increases to 58.07% for those 18 and older and 83.97% for those 65 and older.

• 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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