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Maryland’s COVID-19 hospitalizations decrease, while cases and positivity rate tick up Thursday

March 19, 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).

The number of people hospitalized with the coronavirus in Maryland decreased for a second straight day Thursday, while the number of new cases and the COVID-19 testing positivity rate ticked upward. Here’s where the state’s pandemic-tracking statistics stood Thursday.

Article Source: Baltimore Sun

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