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COVID-19 In Maryland: More Than 600 New Cases Reported Monday, Hospitalizations Jumped Over The Weekend

April 20, 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 631 new coronavirus cases and 11 deaths Monday as hospitalizations increased again. Hospitalizations went up by 7 to 1,259. Hospitalizations increased by more than 40 Sunday. Of those, 294 people are in ICU beds and 965 are in acute care. The state’s positivity rate went down slightly to 5.39%. The state conducted 15,873 coronavirus tests in the last day. Since the pandemic began in the state there have been 436,659 confirmed COVID-19 cases.  At this time, 8,387 Marylanders have died.

Article Source: WJZ

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