CUMBERLAND, Md. — The cumulative COVID-19 case depend in Allegany County handed “one other grim milestone” Thursday, topping 10,000 circumstances for the reason that starting of the pandemic and claiming 259 lives, the county well being division reported Friday.
Though Allegany County’s illness price decreased from 81.56 circumstances per 100,000 individuals on Sept. 19 to 24.55 per 100,000 as of Nov. 11, it’s nonetheless double the statewide common.
“The well being division will proceed school-based pediatric COVID vaccination clinics subsequent week in coordination with Allegany County Public Colleges to make it simpler for fogeys to get their youngsters age 5 to eleven vaccinated towards COVID-19,” the well being division mentioned through press launch. “Mother and father have been despatched registration hyperlinks by private and non-private colleges to schedule appointments for his or her youngsters. Pediatric doses of Pfizer COVID vaccine are additionally out there by native pediatricians and a few pharmacies.”
On Wednesday, an after-school vaccination clinic for college students ages 5-11 might be held at Braddock Center Faculty. Go to the ACPS web site for particulars.
The well being division additionally continues to supply COVID-19 vaccines on a walk-in foundation every Wednesday on the Allegany County Fairgrounds, 11400 Moss Ave.
No appointment is required to obtain a primary or second dose of Pfizer vaccine for individuals ages 12 years or older, or a primary or second dose of the Moderna vaccine for individuals ages 18 years and older.
“Nonetheless, appointments are required for booster doses of Moderna,” the well being division mentioned.
Registration hyperlinks for Moderna booster appointments are posted on the well being division web site at health.maryland.gov/allegany as they grow to be out there.
People should meet eligibility necessities to acquire a booster COVID-19 vaccine.
Drive-thru COVID-19 testing continues to be provided on the fairgrounds from 2 to 7 p.m. Mondays and eight a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays.
Faculty system circumstances
From Nov. 5 to 11, Mount Savage Center Faculty was recognized with a schoolwide COVID-19 outbreak.
Throughout that point, South Penn Elementary Faculty had one group that met the definition of a cohort outbreak.
And 5 ACPS employees members and 27 college students have been constructive for COVID-19, and one employees member and 71 college students have been recognized as a detailed contact to an individual who examined constructive for the virus.
State, native numbers
The Maryland Division of Well being Friday reported 909 new COVID-19 circumstances, 10 further deaths and 4 fewer hospitalizations throughout the state up to now 24 hours.
The day by day constructive case price was 3.26% statewide, with Allegany County at 5.69%, Garrett County at 16.61% and Washington County at 10.26%.
The seven-day shifting common case price per 100,000 individuals was 12.43 statewide, with Allegany County at 24.55, Garrett County at 59.08 and Washington County at 41.71.
In line with ACHD, as of Thursday, 47% of the county’s residents are totally vaccinated towards COVID-19, in comparison with 67.3% of Marylanders.
Teresa McMinn is the Digital Editor for the Cumberland Occasions-Information. She will be reached at 304-639-2371 or firstname.lastname@example.org.