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Allegany County COVID Case Rate Still Double State Average

October 9th, 2021 by WCBC Radio

COVID-19 case and positivity rates in Allegany County are still more than double the statewide average. As of October 7, Allegany’s COVID case rate was 44.84 per 100,000 people, with a positivity rate of 7.65%. Maryland’s case rate was 18.33 per 100,000, with a positivity rate of 3.78%. Allegany County Health Department continues to offer COVID-19 vaccines on Wednesdays at the Willowbrook Office Complex, 12501 Willowbrook Road, Cumberland. Vaccinations are free and no appointment is needed. From 9 a.m. to 12 noon, first and second doses of Moderna and the single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccines are offered. From 1 to 4:00 p.m., first and second doses of the Pfizer vaccine are offered for those age 12 and older. Anyone under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Free COVID-19 vaccines are also available at local pharmacies, urgent care clinics, pediatric offices, and some primary care providers. As of October 7, 45.1% of Allegany County residents were fully vaccinated against COVID-19, compared to 65.0% of all Marylanders.