Archbold, OH

Woman Is First COVID-19 Death In Fulton County

A woman in her 80s is the first Fulton County resident to die as a result of COVID 19, the Fulton County Health Department reported last week.

The death was announced in a press release about midday, Friday, July 31.

“We extend our deepest condolences to her family and friends,” said Kim Cupp, Fulton County health commissioner.

“Now more than ever, each of us must do our part to prevent the spread of this virus and do what we can to protect each other.”


As of Monday, Aug. 3, the Fulton County Health Department reported 140 cases of both confirmed and suspected COVID-19, the illness caused by the Coronavirus. Of those, 13 are hospitalized, while 119 are no longer being monitored.

Defiance County was second in the number of cases, with 129 cases and four deaths.

Williams County reported 124 cases with three deaths.

Henry County has 106 cases with one death.

Statewide, the Ohio Department of Health reported there were 93,963 confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases.

There have been 3,539 deaths from confirmed and probable cases of COVID- 19.

The seven-day moving average found positive from those tested decreased from 6.6% on July 14 to 6.1% on July 28 to 5.6% on Aug. 1.


In the Friday press release, county officials said about 23% of Fulton County COVID-19 cases “have been linked to an identified outbreak or cluster of cases.

“This means that most infections are due to community spread throughout our county.”

The release states every resident can do their part to limit the spread of the virus by taking these actions:

•Follow the statewide mask mandate.

All individuals in Ohio must wear facial coverings in public at all times when at an indoor location that is not a residence; outdoors, but unable to maintain sixfoot social distance from people who are not household members; waiting for, riding, driving, or operating public transportation, such as a taxi, a car service, or a private car used for ridesharing.

•Maintain social distancing of at least six feet. Be respectful of other people and the space around them, indoors or out.

•Decrease in-person interactions with others outside of your household and limit attending gatherings of any size.

•Wash your hands frequently with soap and warm water, and encourage those around you to do the same.

•Stay home if you feel ill. If you are concerned it may be COVID-19, call your healthcare provider.