Fulton County COVID case rate increases

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

• Fulton County’s COVID-19 case rate over the last two weeks was up, according to the Ohio Department of Health.

Fulton County’s case rate per 100,000 people increased from 332.3 to 363.2 as of Thursday. That is the 67th highest rate out of 88 Ohio counties. The case rate in the state is 408.6 per 100,000 people.

Lucas County had a rate of 306.8 out of 100,000, which was up very slightly from the previous week. That was the 76th highest in the state.

Henry County was the 64th highest in the state at 392.5 per 100,000 and Williams 11th highest at 615.9. The highest in the state is Pike County at 900.2 cases per 100,000, while the lowest is Holmes County with 106.9.

• There were 77 new cases reported in Fulton County from Aug. 5-11.

The largest number of cases among an age group was 17 among those in their 30s, while there were 13 cases among those in their 20s.

The health department reported no new hospitalizations or deaths.

• Fulton County moved to high in the COVID-19 Community Levels by the Centers for Disease Control. The CDC recommends indoor mask wearing in public for counties listed as high.

Williams and Defiance were also high while Henry and Lucas counties were medium.

At the medium level, CDC recommendations include staying up to date with COVID vaccines and getting tested if you have symptoms.

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 11,185 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 112,196 total cases with 1,442 deaths, according to the health department.

Numbers are reported only on Thursdays.

• The Archbold and Wauseon zip codes had the highest case rates in Fulton County over the last two weeks, according to Ohio Department of Health data.

The Archbold zip code had a case rate of 423.7 per 100,000 with 19 new cases. The Wauseon zip code had 53 cases for a rate of 400.1.

Fayette’s case rate was 364.7 per 100,000 with 10 cases.

The Swanton zip code had 47 cases over the last two weeks for a case rate of 371.2 per 100,000. The Delta zip code had 22 cases for a rate of 256.4 per 100,000.

The Metamora and Lyons zip codes were under five cases. 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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