Fulton County COVID-19 case rate decreases again


Staff Report



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 the Fulton County Health Department. There were 32 new cases reported in Fulton County from Sept. 30 to Oct. 6, which is down from 46 the previous week.

There was also one new hospitalization reported.

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

Fulton County’s case rate per 100,000 people decreased from 187.5 to 156.7 as of Thursday. That is the 48th highest rate out of 88 Ohio counties.

The case rate in the state is 155.4 per 100,000 people, which is also a decrease.

Lucas County had a rate of 140.8 out of 100,000, which was down from the previous week. That was the 63rd highest in the state.

Henry County was the 85th highest in the state at 92.6 per 100,000 and Williams 3rd highest at 248. The highest in the state is Guernsey County at 344.7 cases per 100,000, while the lowest is Holmes County with 31.8.

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

Lucas County was also medium while Henry, Williams and Defiance 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 high level, indoor mask wearing is recommended.

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 11,754 overall reported cases as of Thursday according to the Ohio Department of Health. There have been 182 deaths reported in the county.

In Lucas County, there have been 118,345 total cases with 1,465 deaths, according to the health department.

Numbers are reported only on Thursdays.

• Most Fulton County zip codes are under 200 COVID cases per 100,000 over the last two weeks, according to Ohio Department of Health data.

The Archbold zip code had the highest rate at 211.8 with 14 cases. In the Delta zip code, there were 13 cases over the last two weeks for a rate of 151.5 per 100,000.

The Swanton zip code had 17 cases for a rate of 134.3. The Wauseon zip code had 14 cases for a rate of 105.7.

The Fayette, Lyons and Metamora 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 6 months to 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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