COVID-19 case rates continue to decrease locally

Staff Report

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

• New cases of COVID-19 continue to fall in Fulton County. There were 181 new cases from Jan. 28 – Feb. 3, according to the Fulton County Health Department.

There were 390 cases the previous week and 694 the week before that.

The decrease in cases dropped Fulton County’s case rate per capita from 1,797 to 1,077.7. That is the 54th highest in Ohio, which has an overall rate of 949.5 per capita.

The number of active cases in Fulton County fell from 439 to 228.

Last week, there were also 6 new deaths and 5 new hospitalizations in the county.

• Fulton County now has had 10,130 overall reported cases as of Sunday according to the Ohio Department of Health. There have been 164 deaths reported in the county.

In Lucas County, there have been 96,946 total cases with 1,219 deaths, according to the health department.

• Case rates are now below 1,000 per 100,000 people in all Fulton County zip codes over the last two weeks. Case counts are down for all zip codes in the county.

The Wauseon zip code had the highest case rate in Fulton County over the last two weeks at 860.6 per 100,000 with a case count of 114. The Swanton zip code had a case count of 100 with a rate of 789.9.

Archbold’s zip code had a case rate of 771.7 and 51 cases over the last two weeks. The Delta zip code’s case rate was 617.6 over the last two weeks, with 53 cases reported.

Over the last two weeks there were 13 cases in Fayette, 7 cases in Lyons, and 8 in Metamora.

• The level of community transmission of coronavirus in both Fulton County and Lucas County is listed as high by the Centers for Disease Control. The levels are low, moderate, substantial, then high.

All counties in Ohio and about over 99% nationwide have high community transmission.

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

• In Fulton County, over half of residents have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. As of Sunday, 22,058 people, or 52.35% of residents, have at least started the vaccine.

In Lucas County, 59.96% of residents have received at least one dose of the vaccine. That number is 55.64% in Henry County and 46.59% in Williams.

Delaware County has the highest rate in the state at 76.8%.

Just over 61% 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.

A walk-in vaccine clinic will be offered at the Lucas County Rec Center, 2901 Key St. in Maumee, on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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Staff Report