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COVID-19 Transmission Rate low in Allegany County

January 21st, 2023 by WCBC Radio

The Allegany County Health Department has released the latest COVID-19 data and some of the numbers are encouraging.
• CDC COVID-19 Community Level: Low
• Percent of County Population Who Have Received a Complete Primary COVID Vaccine Series: 57.5%
• Cumulative Allegany County COVID Cases: 21,341
Cumulative Allegany County Deaths: 384
• Cases Per 100,000 People: 15.42 (Maryland: 11.53)
• Positivity Rate: 8.89% (Maryland: 11.01%)
Daily statistics can be found at Counts are updated by 11 a.m. each day.
The Allegany County Health Department continues to offer free drive-thru COVID testing at the Allegany County Fairgrounds on Mondays from 2-7 p.m. and on Wednesdays and Fridays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. COVID vaccination clinics are held by appointment at the health department on Willowbrook Road in Cumberland on Wednesdays. To schedule a COVID vaccination appointment or pre-register for drive-thru testing, go to or call 240-650-3999.