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Congress is at a crossroads in the coronavirus crisis, wrestling over whether to “go big" or hit “pause,” as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell insists.

The Trump administration’s new testing strategy holds individual states responsible for planning and carrying out all coronavirus testing and says existing testing capacity is sufficient to contain the outbreak. But epidemiologists say that amount of testing is orders of magnitude lower than many of them believe the country needs.

Along with nursing homes and prisons, meatpacking facilities have proved to be places where the virus spreads rapidly. But as dozens of plants that closed because of outbreaks begin reopening, meat companies’ reluctance to disclose detailed case counts makes it difficult to tell whether the contagion is contained or new cases are emerging even with new safety measures in place.

COVID-19, the novel strain of the coronavirus that has sickened thousands across the globe, is spreading in Maryland.


COVID-19 in Maryland >>

Confirmed cases are updated each morning from state reports.

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