Here are the latest details on how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting the area:
• Fulton County saw an increase in COVID cases early this week, with 175 reported on Monday and Tuesday.
There were 117 new cases reported by the Fulton County Health Department from Dec. 3-6 and 58 more new cases reported on Tuesday. This compares to 113 for those same days in the previous week.
People in their 50s accounted for 32 of the cases in the county, while 30 cases were reported in the 30-39 age group.
Two new COVID-19 deaths were reported early this week by the Health Department. There have now been 114 deaths in the county.
Seven new hospitalizations were reported, for a total of 400. Two of the people hospitalized were in their 50s and two in their 70s.
The total number of cases reported in Fulton County is now 7,324. The median age of COVID cases is 43.
In the county, positive cases have included 3,968 females and 3,346 males.
• 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.
• In Fulton County, 49.85% of residents have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. The age range with the highest percentage in the county is 70-74 years old at 90.62%, according to Ohio Department of Health data.
Among the 75-79 age group, 87.05% have been vaccinated, with 86.57% of residents 80 and older vaccinated, according to Ohio data.
Among younger Fulton County residents, 17.19% of those 19 and under are vaccinated and 40% of those in their 20s.
The percentages from the CDC are slightly higher with those showing 52.9% of residents vaccinated.
• The Fulton County Health Department on Wedneday released the vaccination status of cases reported from Nov. 26 – Dec. 2. The majority of new cases were among the unvaccinated, at 56%.
Another 12% had an unknown vaccination status. That is either people who were vaccinated in another state or are not vaccinated.
For the week, 31% of new cases were from people fully vaccinated and 1% partially vaccinated individuals.
• COVID-19 vaccine is available Mondays at the FCHD from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Vaccine is also available at Rite Aid locations in Archbold, Swanton and Wauseon, the Wauseon Walmart, and Swanton Kroger.
• The Fulton County Health Department has announced a vaccine clinics for kids 5-11 years old. Visit fultoncountyhealthdept.com to schedule an appointment.
The clinic will be Dec. 16 from 2-6 p.m. at the Health Department, 606 S. Shoop Ave., Wauseon.
• The Fulton County Health Department is currently out of COVID-19 home test kits. They will update on Facebook when a shipment of kits arrives.
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