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Latest Allegany County COVID-19 Numbers

February 16th, 2022 by WCBC Radio

The Maryland Department of Health (MDH) has updated its COVID-19 case numbers to include reinfections data.

MDH counts a case as a reinfection, and includes it as a new case, if an individual tests positive for COVID-19 and has not had a positive COVID-19 test result within the past 90 days. Maryland is now counting 24,800 COVID-19 reinfections among its cumulative cases, dating back to late September. Updated COVID-19 surveillance data can be found on the Maryland COVID-19 surveillance dashboard at

Due to the addition of reinfections, the Allegany County COVID-19 case count has jumped to 16,712 total cases. More than 500 reinfections were added to the Allegany County COVID-19 case count.

Allegany County Health Department continues to offer free drive-thru COVID-19 testing 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. 

For individuals ages 12 and older, free COVID-19 vaccinations are available on Wednesdays at the Allegany County Fairgrounds from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  No appointment is needed for first and second doses of Moderna vaccine (age 18+) and first, second, and booster doses of Pfizer vaccine (age 12+).  Appointments are still required for the Moderna booster vaccine and individuals may schedule an appointment for Wednesday, February 23 here:

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. 



  • COVID Cases: 16,712 cumulative  
  • Additional Deaths: 0 (cumulative total 340)
  • Cases Per 100,000 People: 37.13 (Maryland: 11.92)
  • Positivity Rate: 15.37% (Maryland: 3.51%)
  • Percentage of Population Fully Vaccinated: 50.3% (Maryland: 73.5%)