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247WallSt Website: Allegany County Has Maryland’s Worst COVID-19 Spread

August 23rd, 2020 by WCBC Radio

The 247 Wall Street website has done research on which counties are the "hot spots" for the spread of COVID-19, and in the week ending August 17, Allegany County has the highest daily number of new cases per 100,000.
See the article here.

The numbers have improved this week, but there is still concern about community and congregate spread.

The latest reports from the Allegany County Health department show double digit new cases when reports are issued Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

CORRECTION:  An earlier version of this story ideentified the Wall Street Journal as the source.  We regret the error.

29 Responses to “247WallSt Website: Allegany County Has Maryland’s Worst COVID-19 Spread”

  1. August 23, 2020 at 10:42 am, Steve said:

    Two & one half months ago I said this would happen, the worse is yet to come! Wait until the deaths start climbing as well.


    • August 24, 2020 at 8:26 am, Dan said:

      > You are so full of crap, you’re probably one of those people who are alone in their car with their mask on. Yes, cars can give you covid now.


  2. August 23, 2020 at 10:43 am, FedUp said:

    What do you expect when the county is full of Trumpers who won’t wear a mask or worst wear something that looks like a mask but is worst than nothing (neck gaiters and other sheer materials that actually cause droplets to be aerosolized according to duke university study)


    • August 23, 2020 at 11:09 am, Jay said:

      Many people in this area still say things like “it’s just the flu, or it’s not as bad as they say it is”. They refuse to believe that 1000 people are dying from Covid in this country every day.


    • August 23, 2020 at 2:31 pm, cwheeler said:

      > very stupid comments here,,,, its not mask’s,,,,, its not because folks love trump

      a virus spreads,,, they always do,,,, they infect,,,, some folks die, most build immunity

      this has been the rule for centuries

      what is shocking is folks act like a virus spreading to new area’s is something strange and new,

      it will move on,,, folks will survive,, I wont live scared, either the good lord takes me with this one,,,,,,, or the next one to come down the line,,,,,,,,, and there WILL be a next one,,, so, all you “I hate trump” people,,,,,,,, live in fear if you must

      p.s, look at a mask under a micron microscope,,,, it wont STOP THIS BUG,,,, lol


      • August 24, 2020 at 3:48 pm, Jay said:

        Cwheeler, you really, really love commas , , , , , , , , ,


  3. August 23, 2020 at 11:14 am, Bob said:

    Oddly, you two have misused the same base word. Are you one person or just products of the same sort of schools? 1 should have used “worst” and 2 should have used “worse”.


    • August 23, 2020 at 2:17 pm, FedUp said:

      > Just out of curiosity I tried several online grammar checkers. Both words are acceptable in the sentence I wrote. The only error in each attempt was the word “Trumpers”. Guess the grammar checkers know there is something wrong with Trumpers.


      • August 23, 2020 at 3:32 pm, Bob said:

        > Poppycock, Grammarly, etc. all scoff at your phrase. Even Google changes it when entered.

        Showing results for mask but is worse than nothing
        Search instead for mask but is worst than nothing

        I suspect that you are content with being militantly wrong so carry on.


  4. August 23, 2020 at 2:37 pm, jim said:

    27 deaths divided by 372 total infections, which does not include the many who were infected but never tested…your survival odds are amazing even in the “hot spot”. lol


    • August 23, 2020 at 3:30 pm, FedUp said:

      > Its the 3rd leading cause of death currently. Im not sure how that is amazing survival. 176,000 deaths. That is 58 times more than the annual flu deaths and we are just at the 6 month mark (presuming feb/march).

      Not to mention we are doing worst then just about all other countries.

      The virus does not care if your a democrat, republican or ?. Put on the correct mask type!!!


      • August 23, 2020 at 9:46 pm, Dale said:

        > shut up… stay home if you’re scared and stop telling me what to do


      • August 24, 2020 at 8:29 am, Dan said:

        > Hey Fedup, you throw out these numbers and expect us too cower in fear, but the fact is that most of the deaths have been elderly people. Also, any covidiot who wants a vaccine think about this, the flu vaccine has been around for decades and people still die from it.


        • August 24, 2020 at 3:48 pm, Jay said:

          Dan, I forbid you to wear a mask, wash your hands, or social distance.


  5. August 23, 2020 at 3:41 pm, Beth said:

    People comment to say how ignorant other folks are. When I read these nasty comments, they seem just as ridiculous as the posts of the uninformed. I’m seeing two acceptable variations of the definition of stupid. The posts on this page are an embarrassing reflection of our community.


  6. August 23, 2020 at 5:01 pm, deb said:

    keep letting these clubs have corn hole with 100 too 150 people in the parking lot with no mask like the demo. health dept needs to step up on these events and stop them.


  7. August 23, 2020 at 5:13 pm, mac said:

    At this point in time an argument over spelling and grammar is a ridiculous waste of time.
    Too many local citizens continue to treat this as a joke. No masks, not wearing a mask correctly and arguing when someone contradicts them.
    Being a red state it’s not surprising but it is still extremely disappointing. Our fearless leader Trump is to blame as well as everyone who parrot his continuing string of lies and misinformation.
    I’ve managed to stay healthy by staying at home you should try it.


  8. August 23, 2020 at 7:07 pm, Pat said:

    Red state? Is that suppose to be a joke? Maryland is far from being red. They’re as blue can get. And how is it Trump’s fault. How can you blame one person for this? He stopped the inbound flights from China while Piglosi (a Maryland native) was encouraging everyone to come down to Chinatown!


    • August 23, 2020 at 8:12 pm, Jay said:

      When he shut off the China flights there were still many thousands of people coming into the country from China. Not to mention Europe which is where the NYC problem originally came from.


    • August 24, 2020 at 7:12 am, Ken said:

      > The president stopped foreigners from coming into the country from China but over 40,000 Americans were allowed to return from China during that period.

      I fully support that decision the president made but would have liked to have seen testing and/or quarantining of these people which didn’t happen.

      One issue that should be included is while survival rates are encouraging, catching this disease and getting sick from it is miserable. Many people are what’s called long termers and they remain ill for several months.

      Let’s be smart. Take a conservative, safe approach. Wear a mask, wash your hands, and stay away from crowded indoor places as much as possible.


    • August 24, 2020 at 9:01 am, mac said:

      > OK I should have specified that this end of the State is red and not the State as a whole. I would doubt that anyone would deny that.


  9. August 24, 2020 at 6:30 am, Brenda said:

    Bringing home US citizens and legal residents. Would you want your country to abandon you?


    • August 27, 2020 at 9:46 am, Ken said:

      > Brenda, I guess you missed where I said, “I fully support that decision the president made but would have liked to have seen testing and/or quarantining of these people which didn’t happen.”
      It happens.


  10. August 24, 2020 at 7:42 am, Welchy said:

    It isn’t the Wall Street Journal, it’s a clickbait Wallst24/7 site


    • August 24, 2020 at 11:15 am, mac said:

      > Leave it to CBC to screw up an attribution to an article. I actually am better informed reading The Onion.


  11. August 24, 2020 at 10:00 am, Hope said:

    To everyone who doesn’t want to wear a mask in public, or who doesn’t want to wear a mask correctly, here’s what you should do: if you get sick from COVID, then don’t bother going to the hospital. Since you didn’t wear a mask, you thought you were invincible or you don’t care about you own life. So why waste the hospital’s resources on someone like you, who’s too selfish to think of anyone but yourself? By not wearing a mask, you put other people in harms way (such as the elderly or people with pre-existing conditions). Also, to those people who think things won’t ever get bad in Allegany County, just look up what happened during the 1918 Spanish Flu in Cumberland. Read about how the number of deaths was so high, that they had to bury the dead in mass graves along the C&O Canal. But since some people don’t care about history, then they don’t care if they doom themselves to repeat it. Oh and in case anyone’s wondering, I’m a Moderate Democrat, NOT a Progressive Liberal SJW snowflake.


  12. August 24, 2020 at 1:36 pm, mac said:

    After one day of misinforming the public, AGAIN, concerning the origin of information on Covid-19, WCBC has corrected itself.
    This is ridiculous. Why should anyone put any trust in anything seen on this website? For that matter why believe anything on the radio station?
    It’s too easy to just post words and hope that they jibe with the truth.
    Misspellings and poor grammar are bad enough but to confuse The Wall Street Journal with Wall St. 24/7 is just stupid.


    • August 24, 2020 at 1:50 pm, Kevin said:

      > Dave just assumed they were the same. What a shock!


  13. August 24, 2020 at 10:38 pm, Jean said:

    Since this was from a fake news web site, then take the article off! It is misleading. Stick to reputable websites, like the governor’s news updates. And the name-calling on here makes the area look bad!


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