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Allegany County COVID Report: 62 New Cases, 4 Deaths

February 1st, 2021 by WCBC Radio

The Allegany County Health Department reported 62 new COVID cases in Allegany County and four additional deaths, bringing the county’s cumulative case count to 6,205 with 184 fatalities. The current case rate in Allegany County is 22.32 cases per 100,000 population, while Maryland’s state average is currently 29.53 cases per 100,000 population. Allegany’s positivity rate is at 5.37%, while the statewide average is 5.61%.
Although COVID-19 vaccination efforts continue in Allegany County, supplies of vaccine are extremely limited. The health department appreciates the patience and cooperation of all county residents as we work to vaccinate those 75 and older, some of our most vulnerable community members.
Health officials are still urging the public to practice social distancing, wear a mask when around others who don’t live with you, practice good hand hygiene, avoid social gatherings and continue to clean and disinfect frequently handled objects and surfaces. It is still vitally important to safeguard the health of those around you.