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Maryland coronavirus updates for June 3: Lawmakers question health officials; Bengies Drive-in Theatre reopens; Hogan to lift restrictions on non-essential businesses

Number of cases

There are 54,982 total confirmed cases of the coronavirus in Maryland as of May 31. 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.

Prince George’s: 15,738

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Montgomery: 11,924

Baltimore County: 6,457

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Baltimore City: 5,801

Anne Arundel: 4,009

Frederick: 2,005

Howard: 2,004

Charles: 1,152

Wicomico: 959

Carroll: 940

Harford: 901

St. Mary’s: 536

Washington: 486

Cecil: 381

Calvert: 348

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Caroline: 265

Worcester: 219

Allegany: 182

Kent: 178

Queen Anne’s: 162

Dorchester: 147

Talbot: 103

Somerset: 75

Garrett: 10

This list will be updated throughout the day. Yesterday’s links are available below.

Today’s top stories:

5:52 p.m.: After weeks of seeking information on the state’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, Maryland lawmakers heard Wednesday from top health officials. But they didn’t get all the answers they wanted, particularly on testing.

4:56 p.m.: Bengies Drive-in Theatre in Middle River in Baltimore County will reopen Wednesday night with a double feature of the films “Sonic the Hedgehog” and “Jumanji: The Next Level.”

4:20 p.m.: Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan speaks about the coronavirus and lifting restrictions on non-essential businesses during a State House news conference in Annapolis.

11:38 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 table and map below shows what has been reported by the state and updates at 10 a.m. each day.

10:27 a.m.: Maryland officials reported Wednesday the state has confirmed 807 new cases of the coronavirus. But hospitalizations and overall positivity rates are at their lowest in months.

5 a.m.: A former nurse is helping Maryland’s front line health care workers cope with the coronavirus pandemic.

Yesterday’s top stories

5:27 p.m.: Maryland officials said Tuesday that 848 cases of the coronavirus have been confirmed in the past 24 hours.

3:35 p.m.: President and CEO Milton Matthews, as well as board of directors Chair Andrew Stack, wrote in a news release that it was a “tough decision” to close the Columbia Association’s 23 pools and cancel the 17 camps that host more than 800 kids each year.

3:08 p.m.: Seven inmates have died from COVID-19 in Maryland’s prison system, according to the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services.

2:13 p.m.: Voters, some who never received the ballots that they were supposed to mail in, or others who simply like the in-person ritual, seemed happy to get a live, last minute pitch after a campaign season of endless texts and video chat candidates forums.

12:16 p.m.: Emergent BioSolutions will manufacture COVID-19 vaccines in Balitmore, Gaithersburg under a federal contract.

10:43 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 table and map below shows what has been reported by the state and updates at 10 a.m. each day.

10:21 a.m.: Maryland officials said Tuesday that 848 cases of the coronavirus have been confirmed in the past 24 hours.

5 a.m.: It’s Election Day! And because of the coronavirus voting, the majority of votes will be cast by mail. It could be days before officials finish counting the remaining ballots — including those placed in drop boxes on or shortly before Tuesday. Here’s what to expect Tuesday.



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