COVID cases increasing in Fulton County


Staff Report



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

• There were 238 new COVID cases reported last week by the Fulton County Health Department. That is up sharply from 144 new cases the previous week.

And the county’s case rate is now much higher than the state as a whole.

Fulton County’s case rate increased to 771.5 per 100,000 over the previous two weeks. Overall for Ohio, the rate was 410.5, which was an increase.

As of Friday, there were 208 active cases in the county, which is down from 165 the previous Friday.

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

• Fulton County has had 6,575 overall cases as of Sunday, according to the Ohio Department of Health. There have been 107 deaths reported in the county.

In Lucas County, there have been 59,266 total cases with 992 deaths, according to the health department.

• Over the last two weeks, the Wauseon zip code has the most cases in Fulton County, while the Archbold zip code has the highest case rate.

In Wauseon’s 43567 zip code, there have been 117 cases reported. That makes for a case rate of 883.2 per 100,000 people.

The Archbold zip code’s case rate was 983.5 over the last two weeks, with 65 cases reported.

The Delta zip code had a case rate of 839 per 100,000 and 72 cases. The Swanton zip code had a case rate of 489.7 and 62 cases over the last two weeks.

Over the week there were 15 cases in Fayette, 12 in Lyons, and 9 in Metamora.

• In Fulton County, 20,279 people, or 48.14% of residents, have at least started the COVID-19 vaccine as of Sunday.

The 70-74 age group has the highest percentage of people vaccinated at 89.29%. Also, 85.95% of those 75-79 years old have been vaccinated as have 85.28% of Fulton County residents 80 years or older.

The lowest numbers are among younger county residents. About 38% of people in their 20s and 40% of people in their 30s are vaccinated.

The 19 and under age group is lower, but the majority are either not eligible for the vaccine or just recently became eligible. In that group 14.66% have received a COVID vaccination.

In Lucas County, 56.43% of residents have been vaccinated. The number is over 50% in every age group except 19 and under.

Delaware County has the highest rate in the state at 70.45%.

• 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 Health Department will offer the vaccine to 5-11 year olds on Nov. 18 from 2-6 p.m. Appointments are required.

• The Toledo Lucas County Health Department will hold two vaccine clinics for kids ages 5-11 this week. They will both be at the Lucas County Rec Center on Key Street in Maumee.

One is Thursday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and the other is Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Appointments are required. To schedule an appointment, visit gettheshot.coronavirus.ohio.gov.

• The Ohio Vax-2-School program has expanded to include younger Ohioans. Ohioans aged 5-25, or their parents or guardians, can enter online at ohiovax2school.com once they have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

The program will award $2 million in scholarships, including 150 $10,000 scholarships and five $100,000 grand prize scholarships that can be used at an Ohio college, university, or career training opportunity.

The initial registration deadline is Sunday, Nov. 21.

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