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Maryland reports 859 coronavirus cases, 12 deaths as hospitalizations increase

April 6, 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 confirmed an additional 859 new coronavirus cases and 12 deaths linked COVID-19 on Monday. It’s the first time the state has counted fewer than 1,000 new cases since March 30. Here’s a breakdown of Monday’s numbers: After a stretch of more than 1,000 cases a day for nearly a week, the number of new cases dipped below that level Monday. But Maryland hasn’t reported consecutive days of fewer than 1,000 new confirmed daily cases since March 22 and 23.

Article Source: Baltimore Sun

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