Fulton County has state’s 6th highest case rate


Staff Report



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

• Fulton County had 222 new COVID cases last week, according to the latest numbers released by the Fulton County Health Department on Friday. The county has the sixth most cases per capita in the state.

The 921 per 100,000 over the last two weeks in Fulton County compares to 601.1 overall in Ohio.

The 222 cases are down from 235 new cases the previous week. As of Friday, there were 262 active cases in the county, which is down from 280 the previous Friday.

The week also saw 1 new deaths and 13 new hospitalizations.

• Fulton County has had 7,262 overall cases as of Sunday, according to the Ohio Department of Health. There have been 113 deaths reported in the county.

In Lucas County, there have been 63,614 total cases with 1,027 deaths, according to the health department.

• The Swanton and Wauseon zip codes each have had over 110 COVID cases reported over the last two weeks.

In Swanton’s 43558 zip code, which also extends into Lucas County, there were 120 cases reported. That makes for a case rate of 947.7 per 100,000 people.

The Wauseon zip code had a case rate of 868.8 per 100,000 and 115 cases.

Fayette had the highest case rate at 1,167. There were 32 cases reported for that zip code.

The Delta zip code’s case rate was 745.7 over the last two weeks, with 64 cases reported. The Archbold zip code had a case rate of 923 and 61 cases over the last two weeks.

Over the two weeks there were 8 cases in Lyons, and 6 in Metamora.

• In Fulton County, 20,960 people, or 49.75% 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 90.4%. Also, 87.05% of those 75-79 years old have been vaccinated as have 86.4% of Fulton County residents 80 years or older.

The lowest numbers are among younger county residents. About 39.81% of people in their 20s and 41.95% 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 17.16% have received a COVID vaccination.

In Lucas County, 56.82% of residents have been vaccinated. That number is 53.09% in Henry County and 43.99% in Williams.

Delaware County has the highest rate in the state at 72.62%.

• Scholarship recipients from Ohio’s Vax-2-School program were announced last week.

Winners of $100,000 scholarships were Audrey Bird of Brecksville, Rinoa Chech of Canton, Avery Lagory of Cleves, Widnelson Miller of Delphos, and Jacob Peters of Conover.

Thirty winners of $10,000 scholarships were announced each day last week. Area winners included Daniel Adams of Holland, Cassandra Durham of Maumee, Bailey Price of Toledo, Allison Pruss of Toledo, Jenna Lutz of Toledo, Meadow Stiles of Toledo, Frank Brown of Toledo, Lola DeWitte of Perrysburg, Alex Vargo of Rossford.

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