Fulton County COVID-19 case increase continues

Staff Report

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

• The number of new COVID-19 cases climbed even higher in Fulton County last week. There were 475 new cases from Jan. 7-13, according to the Fulton County Health Department.

There were 380 cases the previous week and 184 the week before that.

The increase in cases pushed Fulton County’s case per capita to 1,785.1. That is the 40th highest in Ohio, which has an overall rate of 1,883.8 per capita.

The number of active cases in Fulton County increased to 580.

Last week, there were also 4 new deaths and 10 new hospitalizations in the county.

• With case numbers surging in Ohio mass testing for COVID-19 is now underway in Maumee. The Lucas County Recreation Center on Key Street is hosting the testing through Jan. 21, from 7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. each day.

Testing is available for individuals ages 2 and up.

There is also testing at UAW Local 12, 2300 Ashland Ave., Toledo from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Register for testing at either site by visiting https://lucascountyhealth.com/covidtest/.

Masks must be worn inside the testing site. If Lucas County is at a Level 3 snow emergency, appointments will be canceled.

Results will be provided in 72 hours. Rapid tests are not available at the site.

• Fulton County has had 9,178 overall cases as of Sunday, according to the Ohio Department of Health. There have been 148 deaths reported in the county.

In Lucas County, there have been 88,471 total cases with 1,149 deaths, according to the health department.

• The Fulton County Health Department advised that there may be a delay in receiving a contact tracing call for those testing positive recently. That is due to the large volume of cases.

• Case rates jumped over 2,000 per 100,000 people in the Archbold, Swanton and Wauseon zip codes over the last two weeks.

The Wauseon zip code had the highest case rate in Fulton County at 2,347.7 per 100,000 with a case count of 311. The Swanton zip code had a case count of 295 with a rate of 2,329.8.

Archbold’s zip code had a case rate of 2,133.5 and 141 cases over the last two weeks. The Delta zip code’s case rate was close to 2,000 at 1,945.9 over the last two weeks, with 167 cases reported.

Over the two weeks there were 38 cases in Fayette, 23 cases in Lyons, and 25 in Metamora.

The Perrysburg and Maumee zip codes had case rates of more than 3,000 over the last two weeks.

• In Fulton County, over half of residents have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. As of Sunday, 21,844 people, or 51.85% of residents, have at least started the vaccine.

About 48% in the county have completed the vaccination.

In Lucas County, 59.34% of residents have received at least one dose of the vaccine. That number is 55.25% in Henry County and 46.17% in Williams.

Delaware County has the highest rate in the state at 76.23%.

Just over 60% of the population statewide has started the vaccine, including about 71% of adults.

• COVID-19 vaccine is available Mondays at the Fulton County Health Department. The hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. with the last two hours for kids 5-11 years old.

Appointments are preferred.

It is also available at the Rite Aid locations in Archbold, Swanton, and Wauseon, the Swanton Kroger, and Wauseon Walmart.

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