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Maryland COVID updates: 12 to 15 start getting vaccine; CDC eases mask-wearing restrictions

Number of cases

There are 454,745 total confirmed cases of the coronavirus in Maryland as of May 13. 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: 6,911

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Anne Arundel: 43,301

Baltimore City: 52,153

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Baltimore County: 64,807

Calvert: 4,184

Caroline: 2,294

Carroll: 9,331

Cecil: 6,202

Charles: 10,698

Dorchester: 2,769

Frederick: 19,614

Garrett: 2,009

Harford: 16,349

Howard: 19,067

Kent: 1,335

Montgomery: 70,394

Prince George’s: 84,149

Queen Anne’s: 2,966

St. Mary’s: 5,951

Somerset: 2,567

Talbot: 2,125

Washington: 14,413

Wicomico: 7,555

Worcester: 3,601

Today’s top stories

5:54 p.m.: With coronavirus concerns persisting, as well as a smaller overall audience for public health reasons, Gov. Larry Hogan’s administration decided to nix the state tent this year.

5:42: The first 12-to-15-year-olds in Maryland started getting the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine Thursday.

2:02 p.m.: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday will ease indoor mask-wearing guidance for fully vaccinated people.

12:10 p.m.: View visualizations of Maryland COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, deaths, testing, positivity rate and vaccinations.

10:33 a.m.: A day after Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announced the state would further ease coronavirus restrictions and set a vaccination benchmark for lifting the indoor mask mandate, several key COVID-19 metrics continued to decline, according to state health department data.

Yesterday’s top stories

4:39 p.m.: Once at least 70% of adults in Maryland get at least one dose of the coronavirus vaccine, Gov. Larry Hogan says the state will lift its mandate requiring wearing masks in indoor public spaces.

4:15 p.m.: Federal health advisers were meeting Wednesday to issue recommendations on how to vaccinate those 12 to 15 years old with the shot.

3:47 p.m.: Mets rough up Orioles pitcher Matt Harvey in his return to New York’s Citi Field.

3:01 p.m.: Until now, Baltimore has maintained some of the strictest limitations in Maryland, despite a statewide loosening of restrictions Republican Gov. Larry Hogan enacted in early March.

11:50 a.m.: View visualizations of Maryland COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, deaths, testing, positivity rate and vaccinations.

10:49 a.m.: The state’s COVID testing positivity rate dropped to its lowest level since last fall as other key metrics Maryland is using to track the pandemic continue a downward trend.

9:20 a.m.: The Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland said Wednesday that fans will need either an advanced ticket or certified media credential to attend this weekend’s A, B and C Conference lacrosse finals, due to continued COVID-19 restrictions.

5:00 a.m.: Baltimore camps are gearing up to adhere to COVID safety measures, including outdoor learning, limiting enrollment, staggering drop-off and pick-up schedules and using health technology to check COVID symptoms.

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