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Maryland eclipses 2 million fully vaccinated as several COVID indicators decline

May 3, 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 2 million people in Maryland are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, state health officials reported Saturday. The milestone came as several key metrics declined, including the state’s coronavirus testing positivity rate and the number of people hospitalized, according to health department data. Here’s where other key pandemic metrics stood: Maryland added 939 new coronavirus infections, with the state’s case count reaching 448,340 since health officials began to track the virus in March 2020. Saturday marks the third day in a row that fewer than 1,000 cases were reported.

Article Source: Baltimore Sun

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