Since Friday, the county has seen three additional COVID-19 related deaths and 83 new cases. This brings the case count to 5,705 with 162 deaths. The county has dipped below the state average per 100,000. Allegany County’s rate is 44.84 cases, while the state average is 45.4. The positivity rate is 8.68 per cent, while the statewide average is 9.16. Garrett County is reporting a total of 52 deaths to date, with a cumulative total of 1,584. The state has begun its phased rollout of vaccines and recently launched an informational page to answer questions the public may have regarding 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.