Here are the latest details on how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting the area:
• The number of new COVID-19 cases was down in Fulton County last week, according to data released by the Fulton County Health Department Friday.
There were 44 new cases reported from June 17-23. There were 69 cases reported the week prior.
The largest number of cases among an age group was 11 among those in their 50s.
There was 1 new hospitalization reported. It was a person in their 40s.
• Fulton County’s COVID-19 case rate was up, according to the Ohio Department of Health.
Fulton County’s case rate per 100,000 people was down from 273 to 249.3 as of Thursday. That is 28th highest out of 88 Ohio counties. The overall case rate in the state is 241.2 per 100,000 people.
Lucas County had a rate of 186.8 out of 100,000, which was down from the previous week. That was the 63rd highest in the state.
Henry County was the 68th highest in the state at 177.7 per 100,000 and Williams 30th at 237.1. The highest in the state is Gallia County at 488.3 cases per 100,000, while the lowest is Holmes County with 63.7.
• 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 was also medium, while Defiance, Williams, and Henry counties were low.
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 10,760 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 107,778 total cases with 1,429 deaths, according to the health department.
Numbers are reported only on Thursdays.
• Case rates in Fulton County hovered near or over 200 per 100,000 in many areas, over the last two weeks, according to Ohio Department of Health data.
The Archbold zip code had a case rate of 272.4 per 100,000 with 18 new cases. The Wauseon zip code had 26 cases for a rate of 196.3 per 100,000. There were 9 cases in Fayette for a rate of 328.2.
The Swanton zip code had 26 cases over the last two weeks for a case rate of 205.3 per 100,000. The Delta zip code had 10 cases for a rate of 116.5 per 100,000.
The Metamora and Lyons zip codes were 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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