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Maryland’s COVID cases, active hospitalizations continue dayslong slide

May 4, 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 reported its fifth consecutive day of fewer than 1,000 new coronavirus cases and its second straight day of fewer than 1,000 related hospitalizations across the state Monday. Maryland health officials reported 520 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the state’s total to 449,509 cases the illness caused by the coronavirus since March 2020.  dsThe state’s 14-day average of new cases has fallen every day since April 20 and has been below 1,000 for three straight days.

Article Source: Baltimore Sun

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