COVID-19 case rates continue to decrease in Fulton Co.


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 74 new cases from Feb. 4-10, according to the Fulton County Health Department.

There were 181 cases the previous week and 390 the week before that.

The decrease in cases dropped Fulton County’s case rate per capita from 1,077.7 to 470. That is the 61st highest in Ohio, which has an overall rate of 481 per capita.

The number of active cases in Fulton County fell from 228 to 89.

Last week, there were also 4 new deaths and 5 new hospitalizations in the county.

• Fulton County now has had 10,185 overall reported cases as of Sunday according to the Ohio Department of Health. There have been 167 deaths reported in the county.

In Lucas County, there have been 97,725 total cases with 1,304 deaths, according to the health department.

• Case rates are now below 500 per 100,000 people in all Fulton County zip codes over the last two weeks. A few weeks ago several were over 2,000.

The Archbold zip code had the highest case rate in Fulton County over the last two weeks at 423.7 per 100,000 with a case count of 28. The Swanton zip code had a case count of 44 with a rate of 347.5.

Wauseon’s zip code had a case rate of 264.2 and 35 cases over the last two weeks. The Delta zip code’s case rate was 268 over the last two weeks, with 23 cases reported.

Over the last two weeks there were 8 cases in Fayette, and too few cases in Metamora and Lyons for the state to report.

• 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.

Most counties in Ohio and about over 98% 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 covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#county-view.

• 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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