The Allegany County Health Department reports that 19,054 Allegany County residents have received their first dose of a two-dose vaccine against COVID-19 (27.1% of the population), with 11,117 of those individuals now fully vaccinated with their second dose (15.8 % of the population). Additionally, 852 Allegany County residents have received the single dose Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) vaccine (1.2%).
By comparison, the state reported that 31.9% of all Marylanders had received their first dose of a two-dose vaccine, with 17.9% having had both doses and an additional 1.8% vaccinated with the single dose vaccine.
Beginning April 6, Marylanders age 16 and older became eligible to get a COVID-19 vaccine at any mass vaccination site in the state. On April 12 all vaccine providers statewide will open eligibility for Marylanders age 16 and older. However, individuals ages 16 and 17 will only be able to utilize providers who offer the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine because it is the only one currently approved by the FDA for ages 16 and over.
Allegany County COVID-19 Case Statistics as of April 6:
• New COVID Cases: 29 (cumulative total 6,559)
• Additional Deaths: 0 (cumulative total 204)
• Cases Per 100,000 Population: 11.77 (Maryland: 21.7)
• Positivity Rate: 2.42% (Maryland: 5.71%)
With the rate of daily new COVID cases starting to slowly increase, local health officials are reminding the public that it is important now as much as ever to continue to take precautions such as wearing a mask when in public or around others outside of your household, washing your hands frequently, avoiding social gatherings, and maintaining social distancing. For more guidelines on COVID prevention, go to coronavirus.gov.
Maryland Department of Health Chief Technology Officer Steve Kolbe discusses the pre-registration process for mass vaccination sites across the state. To pre-register, Marylanders should visit covidvax.maryland.gov. Those without Internet access can call Maryland’s COVID-19 Vaccination Support Center at 1-855-MD-GOVAX (1-855-634-6829). To hear the interview click here https://soundcloud.com/amanda-mangan/md-chief-technology-officer-steve-kolbe-for-pht
COVID VACCINE AVAILABLE for ANYONE Age 18 or Older (if age 16-18, Pfizer is the only vaccine approved for this age, CALL LOCAL pharmacies).
There are openings for the
COMMUNITY COVID VACCINE CLINIC
Thursday April 8, 2021 Call 304-257-4922 before noon.
CLINIC AT MT. STORM HEALTH CENTER
FREE COVID TESTING
Friday April 9, 2021
11 am- 3 pm
VIKING FIELD PARKING LOT (bring ID/ under 18 with adult)
There were Five (5) New Positive cases reported in Grant County.
1,336 Total COVID Cases
• 1083 Confirmed Positive COVID cases
• 253 Probable COVID cases (Probable cases are those that have a positive result from a rapid antigen test).
• 1,255 Total Recovered
• 52 Active Cases.
• 25 Deaths listed as COVID related
The Hampshire County Health Department received 2 confirmed COVID-19 cases. Case investigation and contact tracing are ongoing.
Hampshire County’s current case count is 1,691 confirmed (PCR and Rapid test combined), 20 active, 32 deaths and 1 hospitalization.
**Free COVID-19 Testing**
Thursday, April 8th: 10a-6p
Hampshire County Fairgrounds, Augusta WV
The Hardy County Health Department and Hardy County Office of Emergency Management has two additional confirmed case of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Hardy County, making 24 active cases, with a total confirmed case count of 1,465. We have had 22 confirmed COVID-19 deaths. We currently have 21 patients in quarantine at home, following proper protocol to protect their neighbors and community. Three patients are currently hospitalized due to severe symptoms of COVID-19. Due to privacy, additional information regarding the persons, area of residence, and travel history will not be disclosed. The Hardy County Health Department has completed the necessary contact tracing to ensure the safety of close contacts and to prevent additional transmission. Hardy County now has 1,419 individuals recovered, included in the total confirmed case count of 1,465.
Mineral County Health Department Administrator AJ Root discusses the increase in COVID-19 cases in Mineral County. To hear the interview click here https://soundcloud.com/amanda-mangan/aj-root-mineral-county-covid-19-update-for-pht