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Hospitalizations Drop As 1.2K New Cases Added

April 23, 2021
This illustration, created at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), reveals ultrastructural morphology exhibited by coronaviruses. Note the spikes that adorn the outer surface of the virus, which impart the look of a corona surrounding the virion, when viewed electron microscopically. A novel coronavirus, named Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), was identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China in 2019. The illness caused by this virus has been named coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
Maryland added 1,203 new coronavirus cases and 20 deaths Thursday. Over 4 million doses of the vaccines have been administered across the state. Hospitalizations are dropped by 44 to 1,235. Of those, 300 people are in ICU beds and 935 are in acute care. The state’s positivity rate went down to 5.15%. The state conducted 36,411 coronavirus tests in the last day. Since the pandemic began in the state there have been 439,992 confirmed COVID-19 cases. At this time, 8,439 Marylanders have died.
Article Source: WJZ

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