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COVID In Maryland: 617 New Cases, 7 Deaths With Positivity Rate Up Slightly

March 16, 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 adds 617 coronavirus cases and seven more Marylanders have died as hospitalizations and the state’s positivity rate go up slightly Monday morning. There are now 394,058 confirmed cases of the coronavirus and 7,873 deaths in Maryland since the state began tracking the pandemic. Hospitalizations went up by three cases. Of those, 201 are in ICU beds and 576 are in acute care. The state’s positivity rate went up slightly by 0.12%, now at 3.85%.
Article Source: WJZ

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