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Md. boasts lowest COVID-19 spread rate in US; DC region sees some success too

April 26, 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 is reporting some strong results in its battle against COVID-19, and data analysis shows that the entire Maryland, Virginia and D.C. region demonstrated a tough stand against the pandemic during the fall and winter surge. Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan is crowing over new analysis that shows the state has the lowest COVID-19 transmission rate in the country. The Centre for Mathematical Modeling cites Maryland as the only state right now in the confirmed decreasing category for rate of spread — currently at 0.86.

Article Source: WTOP

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