Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (right) speaks during a June 3 press conference in Annapolis to announce that the state will allow nonessential businesses to reopen this week amid the coronavirus pandemic. (William J. Ford/The Washington Informer)
**FILE** Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (right) speaks during a June 3 press conference in Annapolis to announce that the state will allow nonessential businesses to reopen this week amid the coronavirus pandemic. (William J. Ford/The Washington Informer)

Maryland has fined four nursing homes for not following a statewide order to test all residents and staff for the coronavirus.

The Vita Adelphi Nursing and Rehab Center in Adelphi and the Nursing and Rehab Center at Stadium Place in Baltimore received $10,000 fines while the Potomac Valley Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center in Rockville and Glen Burnie Health and Rehabilitation Center in Baltimore both were fined $4,000, The Washington Post first reported Thursday..

Gov. Larry Hogan instituted the testing requirement in April, and health inspections of the nursing homes late last month resulted in the ensuing fines, The Post reported.

As of Friday, Maryland has about 72,000 confirmed coronavirus cases, including roughly 3,200 deaths, according to state statistics.

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