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Allegany County Among the Top COVID-19 Hot Spots in the Nation

November 28th, 2020 by WCBC Radio

The Cumberland Times News reports that Allegany County received national attention this week for its rapidly growing COVID-19 case rates.  The New York Times reported that per capita, Allegany County “has the worst outbreak in Maryland, and the Cumberland region has the 14th-highest number of recent cases per capita of any metro area in the country.” Meanwhile, local obituaries stated that people died at UPMC Western Maryland due to complications from COVID-19. The Maryland Department of Health confirmed the virus has killed more than 60 people in Allegany County, and that number is expected to increase.