Here are the latest details on how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting the area:
• The number of new COVID-19 cases increased in Fulton County for the first time in over a month, according to data released by the Fulton County Health Department Friday.
There were 52 new cases reported from June 3-9. There were 43 cases reported the week prior.
The largest number of cases among an age group was 16 among those 80 and older. The next highest was 9 among those in their 30s.
There was also one new hospitalization reported, a person 80 or older.
• Fulton County’s COVID-19 case rate also fell, according to the Ohio Department of Health.
Fulton County’s case rate per 100,000 people was down from 225.5 to 213.6 as of Thursday. That is 55th highest out of 88 Ohio counties. The overall case rate in the state is 267.8 per 100,000 people.
Lucas County had a rate of 240 out of 100,000, which was down from the previous week. That was the 43rd highest in the state.
Henry County was the 67th highest in the state at 185.1 per 100,000 and Williams 46th at 237.3. The highest in the state is Gallia County at 608.7 cases per 100,000, while the lowest is Holmes County with 45.5.
• Fulton County stayed at 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.
Lucas County dropped to medium from high.
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.
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/.
• Fulton County now has had 10,647 overall reported cases as of Thursday according to the Ohio Department of Health. There have been 180 deaths reported in the county.
In Lucas County, there have been 106,736 total cases with 1,423 deaths, according to the health department.
Numbers are reported only on Thursdays.
• The Archbold zip code’s case rate spiked over 300 over the last two weeks, according to Ohio Department of Health data. There were 25 new cases for a rate of 378.3 per 100,000.
The Swanton zip code had 26 cases over the last two weeks for a case rate of 205.3 per 100,000. The Wauseon zip code had 25 cases for a rate of 188.7 per 100,000.
Delta had 13 cases for a rate of 151.1.
The Metamora, Fayette and Lyons zip codes were all under five. Case counts under five are not displayed to protect the privacy of individuals.
• 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.
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