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Just One New COVID-19 Case in Allegany County

July 7th, 2021 by WCBC Radio

A free walk-in COVID-19 vaccination clinic will be held on Wednesday, July 14 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-19 vaccines will be offered to individuals 18 years of age or older.


Allegany County health officials continue to urge unvaccinated members of the public to get a COVID vaccine as soon as possible for their own protection and the safety of those around them.  COVID vaccines are safe, effective, and readily available at many pharmacies and healthcare locations.


“Allegany County residents who do not have immunity to COVID-19 should take advantage of available vaccination opportunities,” said Dr. Jennifer Corder, Deputy Health Officer for Allegany and Garrett County Health Departments. “Vaccine-induced immunity is safer than the risk of gaining immunity by contracting the virus.”


The Allegany County Health Department reports that 26,841 Allegany County residents have received their first dose of a two-dose vaccine against COVID-19 (38.1% of the population), with 25,002 of those individuals now fully vaccinated with their second dose (35.5% of the population).  The number of residents who have received the single-dose Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) vaccine is 3,026 (4.3%).


By comparison, the state reported that 57.8% of all Marylanders had received their first dose of a two-dose vaccine, with 52.4% having had both doses and 4.4% vaccinated with the single-dose vaccine.



Allegany County COVID-19 Case Statistics as of July 6:


  • New COVID Cases:  (since July 2) 1 (cumulative total 7,058)
  • Additional Deaths:  0 (cumulative total 212)
  • Cases Per 100,000 Population:  0.41 (Maryland: 1.08)
  • Positivity Rate:  0.51 % (Maryland: 0.73%)