Fulton County’s COVID-19 case rate much higher than state’s rate

Staff Report

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

• Fulton County’s COVID-19 case rate climbed again to over 900 per 100,000 residents with the latest numbers from the Fulton County Health Department. The county has the eighth most cases per capita in the state.

The 904.4 per 100,000 over the last two weeks in Fulton County compares to 496.3 overall in Ohio.

There were 222 new COVID cases reported last week by the Fulton County Health Department. That is down from 238 new cases the previous week.

As of Friday, there were 238 active cases in the county, which is up from 208 the previous Friday.

The week also saw 1 new death and 12 new hospitalizations.

• Fulton County has had 6,802 overall cases as of Sunday, according to the Ohio Department of Health. There have been 110 deaths reported in the county.

In Lucas County, there have been 60,525 total cases with 1,005 deaths, according to the health department.

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

In Wauseon’s 43567 zip code, there have been 147 cases reported. That makes for a case rate of 1,109.7 per 100,000 people.

The Delta zip code had a case rate of 897.2 per 100,000 and 77 cases. The Archbold zip code’s case rate was 726.3 over the last two weeks, with 48 cases reported.

The Swanton zip code had a case rate of 655.5 and 83 cases over the last two weeks.

Over the two weeks there were 10 cases in Fayette, 14 in Lyons, and 9 in Metamora.

• In Fulton County, 20,567 people, or 48.82% 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 89.67%. Also, 86.39% of those 75-79 years old have been vaccinated as have 85.87% of Fulton County residents 80 years or older.

The lowest numbers are among younger county residents. About 38.6% of people in their 20s and 41% 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 16% have received a COVID vaccination.

In Lucas County, 55.78% of residents have been vaccinated.

Delaware County has the highest rate in the state at 71.93%.

• 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 Toledo Lucas County Health Department will hold a vaccine clinic for kids ages 5-11 this week. It will be at the Lucas County Rec Center on Key Street in Maumee Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Appointments are required. To schedule an appointment, visit gettheshot.coronavirus.ohio.gov.

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Staff Report