Daily COVID-19 Update

The Allegany County Lodging and Accommodations COVID-19 Relief Grant will provide almost $115,000 for distribution beginning today. With approval from the Board of Commissioners, Allegany County Government officials announce the opening of the application process for the Allegany County Lodging and Accommodations COVID-19 Relief Grant. This will provide grants to qualifying lodging partners in Allegany County to promote and encourage stabilization within Maryland’s hospitality industry. The relief program is funded through the Maryland Department of Commerce. Allegany County businesses have been earmarked to receive approximately $114,362.72.  Applications will be accepted from 9am May 14th until 4pm May 26th. Applications must be made online at  https://alleganygov.org/1705/Allegany-County-Lodging-Relief-Fund

Grant County officials were notified that one of the tests that was positive two weeks ago and was randomly checked was positive for the UK B.1.1.7 Variant strain. It is reported that this strain may spread more easily than previous strains.

Free Community Testing is available at the Viking Field Parking Lot Friday 11-3

There were Two (2) new Cases reported in Grant County.

1,403 Total COVID Cases

• 1148 Confirmed Positive COVID cases

• 255 Probable COVID cases (Probable cases are those that have a positive result from a rapid antigen test).

• 1,359 Total Recovered

• 12 Active Cases

• 26 Deaths listed as COVID related

COVID VACCINE AVAILABLE for ANYONE Age 18 or Older Tuesday May 11 by appointment only at Grant County Health Department for Moderna Vaccine Call 304-257-4922

• Age 16-18, Pfizer is the only vaccine approved for this age, CALL LOCAL pharmacies).

• CDC has approved Pfizer for 12-15 yr. olds. More information on how and when will be available locally soon.

The Hardy County Health Department would like to express our thoughts and prayers to the family and friends of our latest COVID-19 victim.

The community member was a 91-year-old male who died after suffering from COVID-19.

There have been a total of 23 deaths in Hardy County due to COVID-19. We encourage everyone to get vaccinated at a local pharmacy or by calling the Health Department at 304-530-6355. With everyone taking measures to help by wearing masks and getting vaccinated, we can stop the spread and prevent more deaths.

Please visit our website at www.hardycountyhealthdepartment.com or go to our Facebook page for daily updates. Also you may use DHHR’s COVID-19 information hotline 24/7, toll-free at 1-800-887-4304 and state website at http://www.coronavirus.wv.gov/

The Hardy County Health Department and Hardy County Office of Emergency Management has two additional confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Hardy County, making 23 active cases, with a total confirmed case count of 1,599. We have had 23 confirmed COVID-19 deaths. We currently have 22 patients in quarantine at home, following proper protocol to protect their neighbors and community. One patient is 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 1,553 individuals recovered, included in the total confirmed case count of 1,599.

In order to continue to facilitate vaccination efforts in Allegany County and to better serve the community, UPMC Western Maryland is pleased to partner with the Allegany County Health Department to announce an upcoming Pfizer COVID-19 vaccination clinic to be held Friday, May 21, from noon until 6 p.m. in the hospital auditorium.

All Individuals age 12 and older are eligible for the Pfizer vaccine, and this clinic will administer the first dose. Please note, individuals under the age of 18 must have a parent present to sign a consent form.

Those interested can register for an appointment online at https://www.marylandvax.org/appointment/en/reg/1960820900 . Walk-ins are also welcome.

Individuals should enter the hospital through the entrance adjacent to the parking garage where they will be screened and then directed to registration where they will be required to show their driver’s license or another valid form of identification.

UPMC Western Maryland recognizes the importance of safely distributing the COVID-19 vaccine to its community members, and is pleased to be able to offer this additional option along with the other opportunities now available in Allegany County.