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Maryland reports low coronavirus case count, vaccination numbers after another snowstorm

February 9, 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 903 new cases of the coronavirus Monday, and 23 more deaths caused by the disease. It’s the smallest number of new cases reported in a day since early November. Last week, after heavy snowfall shuttered some testing sites, new case totals sank to 905, but rose above 1,500 two days later. A snowstorm struck the region again Sunday, leaving behind slick, slushy road conditions, which could have impacted the number of tests administered.

Article Source: Baltimore Sun

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