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2 Deaths; 129 New COVID Cases in Allegany County since Wednesday

November 6th, 2020 by WCBC Radio

The Allegany County Health Department reports 129 new cases of COVID-19 in Allegany County since Wednesday, bringing the county’s total case count to 1,076.  Two Allegany County residents have died as a result of COVID-19, bringing the county death toll to 27.


The 129 new cases include: five children ages 12 and under, nine females and four males in their teens, 11 females and nine males in their 20s, nine females and six males in their 30s, 12 females and five males in their 40s, ten females and 11 males in their 50s, six females and seven males in their 60s, six females and eight males in their 70s, five females and four males in their 80s, and one female and one male in their 90s.


The Allegany County case rate has reached 46.66 cases per 100,000 population and remains the highest case rate in the state.  Maryland’s case rate stands at 15.54 cases per 100,000 population. 


UPMC Western Maryland continues to report an increased number of patients with COVID-19 in its urgent care clinics and in the emergency department, as well as a rise in COVID-19 hospitalizations. 


Health officials urge everyone to do their part to limit the spread of COVID-19 by avoiding gatherings, wearing a mask when around others, washing hands frequently, maintaining six feet of distance from others, and staying home if you are sick.  These simple precautions will limit the spread of COVID-19 and save lives.