The Allegany County Health Department says it has seen a marked increase in the number of people seeking COVID testing at the free testing clinics at the Allegany County Fairgrounds. Hours are Mondays from 2 to 7 p.m., and Wednesdays and Fridays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. As of Tuesday, there have been 8 new COVID cases reported, and no additional deaths. The local positivity rate is 4.94 per cent; the state, as a whole, is reporting a 4.34 per cent rate. Free COVID-19 vaccinations are held every Wednesday at the Health Department. Hours are from 9 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 4 p.m.