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Allegany County Department of Health: Covid-19 cases are again on the rise


Positive tests results increased to 140 cases last week

The Allegany County Department of Health is continuing to see an increase in the positivity rate of COVID-19 in Allegany County. According to the New York State Department of Health, the 7-day average for individuals testing positive is 8 percent as of April 30. Total cases for the week of April 18 through April 24 were 112 cases. The following week of April 25 through May 1 saw 140 total cases, the highest in Allegany County since February.

With this in mind, we recommend some actions that residents can take to protect themselves and their loved ones:

  1. Get tested early and often if you have symptoms
    1. The Allegany County Department of Health offers free rapid testing clinics for COVID-19 every week in Belmont. If you need at-home test kits, please contact our office at 585-268-9250 or check with your local library or local clerk’s office.
  2. Wear a mask
    1. Wear a mask (surgical, KN95, or N95 preferred) when feeling ill or when you may have come into contact with a positive COVID-19 case. We recommend that if you plan to attend large gatherings that you consider wearing a mask or at least testing before and after the event.
  • Get your COVID-19 booster dose (1st or 2nd) when eligible

To view all upcoming clinics and to register for your appointment, please visit: You can also call the Allegany County Department of Health at (585) 268-9250 for more information or for assistance in registering.

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