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COVID Transmission rate now Low in Allegany County

October 15th, 2022 by WCBC Radio

The Allegany County Health Department has released the latest COVID-19 data: 


• CDC COVID-19 Community Level: Low

• Percent of Allegany County Population Fully Vaccinated (based on CDC data): 56.8%

• New COVID Cases This Week: 109 (cumulative total 20,301)

• Additional Deaths This Week: 0 (cumulative total 378)

• Cases Per 100,000 People: 22.11 (Maryland: 9.????

• Positivity Rate: 9.69% (Maryland: 7.35%)

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.