The Allegany County Health Department has reported the highly contagious COVID-19 Delta variant has been confirmed in the county. It was found in an Allegany Conty specimen, and the variant now accounts for about 58 per cent of all new COVID-19 cases in the United States. As of Tuesday, there have been three COVID-19 cases reported and zero additional deaths. The positivity rate is now more than twice that of the state rate. Allegany County’s rate is now at 2.22 per cent, while the state is at 1.04 percent. The Allegany County Health Department will hold two walk-in COVID-19 vaccination clinics on the ground floor of the Willowbrook Office Complex at 12501 Willowbrook Road, Cumberland, on Wednesday, July 21. From 9 a.m. to noon both the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccines will be offered for those age 18 and older. Then, from 1 to 4 p.m. a Pfizer COVID vaccine clinic will be held for those age 12 and older. Anyone under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian in order to be vaccinated.