New COVID cases increase in Fulton Co.


Staff Report



The number of new COVID-19 cases increased in Fulton County, according to data released by the Fulton County Health Department Friday.

There were 63 new cases reported from May 20-26. There were 53 cases reported the week prior.

The largest number of cases among an age group was 11 among 70-79 year olds. There were also 10 new cases reported among those in their 30s and 9 among those in their 20s.

There were no new hospitalizations reported.

Also, Fulton County remained medium in the COVID-19 Community Levels by the Centers for Disease Control. The CDC does not recommend indoor mask wearing for most individuals in counties at low or medium.

At the medium level, CDC recommendations include staying up to date with COVID vaccines and getting tested if you have symptoms. At the medium level, it is recommended to wear a mask on public transportation and if you have symptoms, a positive test, or exposure to someone with COVID-19.

Lucas and Wood counties are now at the high level where the CDC recommends indoor mask wearing in public.

COVID-19 Community Levels are a tool to help communities decide what prevention steps to take based on the latest data. Levels can be low, medium, or high and are determined by looking at hospital beds being used, hospital admissions, and the total number of new COVID-19 cases in an area.

County levels can be found at https://www.cdc.gov/.

COVID-19 vaccine is available for those 12 and older Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at the Fulton County Health Department, by appointment. Kids 5-11 years old can have appointments scheduled the first and third Thursdays of the month.

Call 419-337-0915 to make an appointment.

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

Staff Report