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13 New COVID Cases in Allegany County; free testing at fairgrounds begins next week

October 2nd, 2020 by WCBC Radio

The Allegany County Health Department has announced that Allegany County kids age 18 and under can now receive free drive-up COVID-19 testing at the Allegany County Fairgrounds Multipurpose Building Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to noon.  This testing is expected to be available through the fall.

The health department would like to thank the Allegany County Commissioners for their support of this important public health effort and for allowing us to use the fairgrounds to offer this testing to our youth.

Since Wednesday, Allegany County has had thirteen new cases of COVID-19, with the majority of those cases involving individuals in their teens or 20s.  The latest cases include a child under the age of 10, three females and two males in their teens, two females and two males in their 20s, a female in her 40s, and two males in their 50s.  None of the new cases have required hospitalization.  This brings Allegany County’s total number of cases to 496.

To date 21,174 Allegany County residents have been tested and received their results.  Of those, 17,934 have tested negative, and 496 have tested positive.