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Allegany County COVID-19 Update

June 25th, 2022 by WCBC Radio

Earlier this week, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announced that – following the CDC’s June 18th authorization of Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines for children age 6 months or older – vaccinations for young children are available statewide.  In Allegany County, COVID-19 vaccinations for children under 5 years of age can be obtained from local pediatricians.  Parents are encouraged to contact their pediatrician’s office to have their children vaccinated against COVID-19, and follow up with recommended booster vaccinations when eligible. 


The Allegany County Health Department continues to offer vaccinations for ages 5 to 11 on Wednesdays from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at the Willowbrook Office Complex on Willowbrook Road.  Vaccinations for individuals 12 and older will be offered on Wednesday, June 29  from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Allegany County Fairgrounds Multipurpose Building.  Testing, vaccinations, and treatment for COVID-19 are also widely available through primary care providers, pharmacies, and other healthcare facilities. 


Information and registration links for health department COVID testing and vaccination clinics can be found at  More information on additional COVID resources can be found at




  • CDC COVID-19 Community Level:  Low
  • New COVID Cases This Week: 105 (cumulative total 17,948)
  • Additional Deaths This Week: 0 (cumulative total 365)
  • Cases Per 100,000 People: 21.3 (Maryland: 20.54)
  • Positivity Rate: 8.23% (Maryland: 7.39%)

November 12th, 2021 by WCBC Radio

The cumulative COVID-19 case count in Allegany County passed another grim milestone on Thursday, topping 10,000 cases since the beginning of the pandemic and claiming 259 lives.  Although Allegany County’s case rate has significantly decreased since September 2021 (down from 81.56 cases per 100,000 people on September 19 to 24.55 per 100,000 as of November 11), it is still double the statewide average.


The health department will continue school-based pediatric COVID vaccination clinics next week in coordination with Allegany County Public Schools to make it easier for parents to get their children age five to eleven vaccinated against COVID-19.  Parents were sent registration links through public and private schools to schedule appointments for their children.  Pediatric doses of Pfizer COVID vaccine are also available through local pediatricians and some pharmacies.


The health department also continues to offer COVID-19vaccineson a walk-in basis each Wednesday at the Allegany County Fairgrounds, 11400 Moss Avenue, Cumberland, MD.  No appointment is needed to receive a first, second, or booster dose of Pfizer vaccine (ages 12 or older) or a first or second dose of Moderna(18 and older).  However, appointments are required for booster doses of Moderna.  Registration links for Moderna booster appointmentsare posted on the health department website at as they become available.  Individuals must meet eligibility requirements to obtain a booster COVID vaccine.


Drive-thru COVID testing continues to be offered at the fairgrounds on Mondays from 2 to 7 p.m. and on Wednesdays and Fridays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Allegany County COVID-19 Case and Vaccination Statistics as of November 11:



·         New COVID Cases:  48 (cumulative total 10,033)

·         Additional Deaths:  2 (cumulative total 259)

·         Cases Per 100,000 Population:  24.55 (Maryland: 12.43)

·         Positivity Rate:  5.69% (Maryland: 3.26%)

·         Percent of population fully vaccinated: 47.0% (Maryland: 67.3%

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