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16 New COVID Cases, 2 Additional Deaths in Allegany County

April 2nd, 2021 by WCBC Radio

April 1 holds the distinction of being the one-year anniversary of the first case of COVID-19 confirmed in Allegany County.  Now, more than a year into the pandemic, vaccination efforts are well underway nationwide.  On Thursday, Governor Larry Hogan announced that the state’s vaccine rollout is now open to all Marylanders.  Priority for vaccine appointments will still be given to those at highest risk of serious illness from COVID, including older residents, individuals in certain higher-risk job classifications, and those with underlying medical issues that make them more vulnerable to severe complications from COVID-19.  Allegany County residents can get on the contact list for vaccine appointments by completing the Vaccine Interest Form at


The Allegany County Health Department reports that 17,829 Allegany County residents have received their first dose of a two-dose vaccine against COVID-19 (25.3% of the population), with 9,882 of those individuals now fully vaccinated with their second dose (14.0 % of the population).  Additionally, 711 Allegany County residents have received the single dose Janssen vaccine (1.0%).


By comparison, the state reported that 29.7% of all Marylanders had received their first dose of a two-dose vaccine, with 15.9% having had both doses and an additional 1.4% vaccinated with the single dose vaccine.


Allegany County COVID-19 Case Statistics as of April 1:


  • New COVID Cases:  16 (cumulative total 6,546)
  • Additional Deaths:  2 (cumulative total 204)
  • Cases Per 100,000 Population:  13.8 (Maryland: 21.37)
  • Positivity Rate:  3.73% (Maryland: 5.6%)