Fulton County’s COVID case rate climbs over 1,000

Rate is 8th highest in Ohio

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

• Fulton County has surpassed 1,000 COVID cases per 100,000 people, according to the Fulton County Heath Department. The county has the eighth most cases per capita in the state.

The county had 246 new COVID cases last week, according to the latest numbers released by health department on Friday.

The 246 cases are up from 222 new cases the previous week. As of Friday, there were 267 active cases in the county, which is up from 262 the previous Friday.

The week also saw 2 new deaths and 9 new hospitalizations.

• Fulton County has had 7,485 overall cases as of Sunday, according to the Ohio Department of Health. There have been 122 deaths reported in the county.

In Lucas County, there have been 65,169 total cases with 1,044 deaths, according to the health department.

• The Archbold, Fayette and Wauseon zip codes each had COVID case rates higher than 900 over the last two weeks.

In Fayette’s zip code there were 31 cases reported. That makes for a case rate of 1,130.6 per 100,000 people.

The Wauseon zip code had a case rate of 913.4 per 100,000 and 121 cases. Archbold’s zip code had a case rate of 938.1 and 62 cases over the last two weeks.

The Delta zip code’s case rate was 625.5 over the last two weeks, with 52 cases reported. The Swanton zip code had a case rate of 758.2 and 96 cases over the last two weeks.

Over the two weeks there were 11 cases in Lyons, and 8 in Metamora.

• In Fulton County, over half of residents have now received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. As of Sunday, 21,122 people, or 50.14% of residents, have at least started the vaccine.

The 70-74 age group has the highest percentage of people vaccinated at 90.93%. Also, 87.33% of those 75-79 years old have been vaccinated as have 86.68% of Fulton County residents 80 years or older.

The lowest numbers are among younger county residents. About 40.35% of people in their 20s and 42.46% 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 17.6% have received a COVID vaccination.

In Lucas County, 57.32% of residents have been vaccinated. That number is 53.49% in Henry County and 44.47% in Williams.

Delaware County has the highest rate in the state at 73.82%.

• 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.

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Rate is 8th highest in Ohio

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