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83 New COVID Cases, 3 Additional Deaths in Allegany County

January 8th, 2021 by WCBC Radio

The Allegany County Health Department reports 83 new COVID cases in Allegany County and three additional deaths.  This brings the county’s cumulative case count to 5,705 with 162 deaths.  The current case rate in Allegany County is 44.84 cases per 100,000 population, while Maryland’s state average is currently 45.4 cases per 100,000 population.  Allegany’s positivity rate is now at 8.68%, while the statewide average is 9.16%. 


The state has begun its phased rollout of vaccines and recently launched an informational page to answer questions the public may have regarding vaccination priorities, efficacy, safety, etc.  You can find that information at  Fact sheets and safety information about the vaccines can also be found at