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44 New COVID-19 Cases in Allegany County

August 6th, 2021 by WCBC Radio

Like other states, Maryland is seeing a marked increase in the number of new COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations.  Genetic sequencing of new cases of COVID-19 in Maryland show that nearly 100% involve the more highly contagious Delta variant, which also accounts for 93% of new cases nationwide.  Almost all new COVID-19 infections, hospitalizations, and deaths are occurring in unvaccinated individuals.  So-called “breakthrough” infections (cases of COVID infection in a vaccinated person) are extremely rare, but not unexpected – no vaccine is 100% effective.  COVID statistics show that all three approved COVID-19 vaccinations are highly effective at preventing illness, hospitalization and death from known strains of COVID-19.

On Thursday, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan mandated that state employees working in health, juvenile services, public safety, and corrections must show proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or adhere to masking requirements and regular ongoing COVID-19 testing.  This mandate will be effective September 1. 

As of August 5, 41.0% of all Allegany County residents are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 compared to 59.4% of all Marylanders.

Allegany County COVID-19 Case Statistics as of August 5:

  • New COVID Cases:  44 (cumulative total 7,142)
  • Additional Deaths:  1 (cumulative total 214)
  • Cases Per 100,000 Population:  8.93 (Maryland: 10.07)
  • Positivity Rate:  4.34% (Maryland: 3.79%)


The Allegany County Health Department offers walk-in COVID vaccinations on Wednesdays on the ground floor of the Willowbrook Office Complex (12501 Willowbrook Road, Cumberland, MD).  From 9 a.m. to noon both the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccines are offered for those age 18 and older.  Then, from 1 to 4 p.m. the Pfizer COVID vaccine is offered for those age 12 and older.  Anyone under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian in order to be vaccinated.