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Maryland reports 611 new coronavirus cases, 17 associated deaths

February 23, 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).

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.


Article Source: Baltimore Sun

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