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Total number of fully vaccinated Allegany County residents just 56%

July 15th, 2022 by WCBC Radio

With summer in full swing and more social activities and events returning to normal, the Allegany County Health Department reminds everyone to have fun, but continue to do your part to limit the spread of COVID-19 and other illnesses in our communities.  When planning to get together, outdoors is safest.  Individuals who are not fully vaccinated are advised to continue masking at indoor gatherings.  Good hand hygiene and social distancing where possible are also recommended to help prevent COVID from ruining your summer fun.   And, of course, if you are feeling ill, please stay home and isolate yourself from others to avoid spreading illness.


The Allegany County Health Department continues to offer COVID-19 vaccinations on Wednesdays at its offices at 12501 Willowbrook Road, Cumberland.  Vaccinations for ages 12 and older are available on the ground floor from 9 a.m. to noon.  Vaccinations for children ages 5 to 11 are offered from 3 to 4:30 on the first floor of the health department.  Parents of children under five should contact their pediatrician’s office to receive a COVID vaccination.


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


Pre-registration is preferred for both testing and vaccinations.  Information and registration links for health department COVID testing and vaccination clinics can be found at  Testing, vaccinations, and treatment for COVID-19 are also widely available through primary care providers, pharmacies, and other healthcare facilities. More information on additional COVID resources can be found at




  • CDC COVID-19 Community Level:  Low
  • Percent of Allegany County Population Fully Vaccinated (based on CDC data):  56.2%
  • New COVID Cases This Week: 108 (cumulative total 18,233)
  • Additional Deaths This Week: 2 (cumulative total 367)
  • Cases Per 100,000 People: 21.91 (Maryland: 26.74)
  • Positivity Rate: 7.89% (Maryland: 9.31%)