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Maryland eclipses 400,000 total COVID cases as officials report fourth straight day of more than 1,000 new cases

March 22, 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).

More than 400,000 Marylanders have contracted the coronavirus over the past year, and health officials reported more than 1,000 newly confirmed cases for the fourth consecutive day Sunday. Here’s where the state’s coronavirus indicators stood Sunday: Health officials reported 1,007 new cases of the coronavirus Sunday, bringing the state’s case count to 400,023 since officials started tracking the virus last year.

Article Source: Baltimore Sun

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