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Allegany County Returns to High COVID-19 Community Level

August 20th, 2022 by WCBC Radio

Allegany County has returned to a high COVID-19 community level. The CDC uses data on COVID-19 hospitalizations and cases to determine if a county’s COVID-19 community level is low, medium, or high. COVID-19 community levels are updated weekly.  


When a community reaches a high COVID-19 community level, the CDC recommends that individuals wear a high-quality mask in public indoor areas. The CDC also states that if you are at high risk of getting very sick from COVID-19, consider avoiding non-essential indoor activities where you could be exposed.


The Allegany County Health Department continues to offer COVID-19 vaccinations on Wednesdays on the first floor of its offices at 12501 Willowbrook Road, Cumberland.  Vaccinations for ages 12 and older are available from 9 a.m. to noon.  Vaccinations for children ages 5 to 11 are offered from 3 to 4:30 p.m.  Pre-registration is preferred for vaccinations and registration links can be found at of children under five should contact their child’s pediatric office to schedule a COVID vaccination.


Free drive-thru testing continues at the Allegany County Fairgrounds, 11400 Moss Avenue, Cumberlandon Mondays from 2 to 7 p.m. and on Wednesdays and Fridays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.






  • CDC COVID-19 Community Level: High
  • Percent of Allegany County Population Fully Vaccinated (based on CDC data): 56.4%
  • New COVID Cases This Week: 239 (cumulative total 19,212)
  • Additional Deaths This Week: 2(cumulative total 372)
  • Cases Per 100,000 People: 53.76 (Maryland:22.19)
  • Positivity Rate:18.32% (Maryland: 11.39%)