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Maryland coronavirus updates: McCormick to open distribution center in Sparrows Point; 962 new cases

Number of cases

There are 143,387 total confirmed cases of the coronavirus in Maryland as of Oct. 29. See below for a breakdown by county, according to the state health department, and go here to see charts and maps of the makeup of confirmed cases in the state.

Allegany: 693

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Anne Arundel: 12,040

Baltimore City: 17,774

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Baltimore County: 20,670

Calvert: 1,188

Caroline: 750

Carroll: 2,258

Cecil: 1,354

Charles: 3,187

Dorchester: 797

Frederick: 4,786

Garrett: 147

Harford: 3,612

Howard: 5,894

Kent: 343

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Montgomery: 25,692

Prince George’s: 32,800

Queen Anne’s: 784

St. Mary’s: 1,497

Somerset: 427

Talbot: 651

Washington: 2,304

Wicomico: 2,519

Worcester: 1,220

Today’s top stories

12:36 a.m.: McCormick & Co. plans to open its largest ever distribution center in Tradepoint Atlantic IndustrialPark in Sparrows Point. The Hunt Valley based company will lease a 1.8 million square foot facility to meet growing demand in the Americas region.

10:30 a.m.: Maryland reported 962 new coronavirus cases Thursday—the most new daily cases since Aug. 1—and 11 deaths tied to COVID-19, the disease the virus causes.

10:25 a.m.: These are the confirmed Maryland cases of the novel coronavirus, the illness that causes the COVID-19 disease, confirmed by the Maryland Department of Health. The charts and maps below show what has been reported by the state and update around 10 a.m. each day.

Yesterday’s top stories

8:03 p.m.: Anne Arundel County schools employees at Annapolis Middle School and George T. Cromwell Elementary were sent letters to state employees had tested positive for the coronavirus and recommended those exposed to contact the county health department.

2:08 p.m.: Ten employees have tested positive for COVID-19 at the MVA headquarters in Glen Burnie, along with five confirmed cases in Baltimore City, five in Largo and one in Hagerstown, said AFSCME Maryland Council 3, the largest union for state employees.

1:04 p.m.: Johns Hopkins researchers have launched a center to better understand how people’s immune systems respond to the coronavirus, information that could explain why some become more severely sick from COVID-19, the illness caused by the virus.

10:30 a.m.: These are the confirmed Maryland cases of the novel coronavirus, the illness that causes the COVID-19 disease, confirmed by the Maryland Department of Health. The charts and maps below show what has been reported by the state and update around 10 a.m. each day.

10:11 a.m.: Maryland health officials reported 684 new coronavirus cases Wednesday and seven new deaths tied to COVID-19, the illness the virus causes.

6 a.m.: Some jurisdiction heads in Maryland said they would benefit from more time to allocate those CARES Act funds, especially as the state of the pandemic continues to shift and the financing needs change.

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