The Allegany County Health Department reported yesterday that over the past three days, 625 residents tested positive for COVID-19. The county case rate per 100,000 now stands at 216.74, surpassing the statewide average case rate of 210.39. There have been no additional deaths, and the local positivity rate is 28.04 per cent, which also surpasses the state rate of 27.98 per cent. Currently, 49.3 per cent of Allegany County residents are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, as compared to 71 per cent of all Maryland residents. Health officials encourage residents to get tested if they are experiencing symptoms such as sore throat, nasal congestion, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea. Testing is available at the Allegany County Fairgrounds on Mondays from 2 to 7 p.m. and Wednesdays and Fridays from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Fridays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.