One week from Monday, March begins again. That Friday will mark a year since Maryland confirmed its first three cases of COVID-19. Since, the state has reported 376,966 infections of the coronavirus, along with 7,550 deaths associated with its effects. That includes the 611 cases and 17 fatalities the state reported Monday, marking the eighth time in nine days Maryland’s daily count of new infections was beneath 1,000. Monday’s report shows the first time in four months that there have been fewer than 700 new cases on consecutive days.