Weekly cases slowly dropping in Fulton County

Staff Report

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

• There were 126 new COVID cases reported last week by the Fulton County Health Department. That is down from 143 new cases the previous week.

As of Friday, there were 160 active cases in the county, which is down slightly from 164 the previous Friday.

The week also saw 4 new deaths and 7 new hospitalizations.

Fulton County’s case rate fell to 486.4 per 100,000 over the previous two weeks but is still higher than the state as a whole. Overall for Ohio, the rate was 419.2.

• Fulton County has had 6,037 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 56,476 total cases with 917 deaths, according to the health department.

• In Fulton County, 47.29% 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