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Maryland reports 1,471 coronavirus cases, 11 new deaths

April 8, 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 1,471 new cases of the coronavirus and 11 more deaths Wednesday, ending the two-day stretch of less than 1,000 daily cases. The surge in cases comes as health officials reported more completed tests than the past two days combined. With the 1,471 new cases, the state health department has now reported a total of 420,526 cases of COVID-19, the illness caused by the virus, since March 2020.

Article Source: Baltimore Sun

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