There have been three additional COVID-19 related deaths and 98 new cases since Monday. The cumulative case count now stands at 5,622 with 159 deaths. Allegany County’s positivity rate is actually below the state rate of 9.44 per cent; the county’s rate is at 9.39 per cent. The state has begun its phased rollout of vaccines and recently launched an informational page to answer questions the public may have in vaccination priorities, efficacy, safety, etc. You can find that information at https://covidlink.maryland.gov/content/vaccine/. Fact sheets and safety information about the vaccines can also be found at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/index.html.