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Maryland adds 759 coronavirus cases Wednesday, 19 fatalities

February 18, 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 health officials reported 759 new cases of the coronavirus Wednesday, along with 19 realted fatalities. The daily tallies bring the state’s COVID-19 case count to 372,980 and casualties to 7,449 since health officials began tracking the disease’s effects last March. Meanwhile, 14 fewer people were hospitalized with COVID-19 complications than the day before. About 1,096 remained in hospitals Wednesday, 272 of whom required intensive care, which is 21 fewer patients than a day earlier.

Article Source: Baltimore Sun

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