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COVID-19 Numbers Ticking upward in Allegany County

April 23rd, 2022 by WCBC Radio

The Maryland Department of Health reports that COVID-19 cases are ticking upward in Maryland.  In Allegany County, the case rate rose from 3.65 cases per 100,000 people to 7.1 per 100,000 over the past week, with 35 new cases identified since April 15.    Although the CDC’s COVID-19 Community Level for Allegany and all other Maryland jurisdictions is still classified as “low,” numbers are slowly trending upward.


The health department continues to offer COVID-19 vaccinations and boosters to the public each Wednesday.  Youth vaccines (ages 5 to 11) are given from 3 to 4:30 p.m. on the main floor of the Allegany County Health Department, Willowbrook Office Complex (12501 Willowbrook Road, Cumberland, MD).  Vaccines for ages 12 and older are offered at the Allegany County Fairgrounds Multipurpose Building (11400 Moss Avenue, Cumberland, MD) from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesdays. 


Appointments are recommended for both clinic locations and can be scheduled by going to the health department website at  For assistance registering for an appointment, county residents can call the COVID-19 call center at 240-650-3999. COVID-19 vaccines and boosters are also widely available at local pharmacies, urgent care clinics, and some primary care providers. 


Free drive-thru COVID-19 testing is available at the Allegany County Fairgrounds (11400 Moss Ave., Cumberland) on 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:  Low
  • New COVID Cases This Week: 35 (cumulative total 17,174)
  • Additional Deaths This Week: 1 (cumulative total 360)
  • Cases Per 100,000 People: 7.1 (Maryland: 12.84)
  • Positivity Rate: 4.92% (Maryland: 4.57%)