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New COVID-19 cases plummet in Maryland

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Maryland reported far fewer coronavirus cases in the week ending Sunday, adding 2,288 new cases. That’s down 20.5% from the previous week’s tally of 2,879 new cases of the virus that causes COVID-19.

Maryland ranked 41st among the states where coronavirus was spreading the fastest on a per-person basis, a USA TODAY Network analysis of Johns Hopkins University data shows. In the latest week coronavirus cases in the United States decreased 23.9% from the week before, with 176,891 cases reported. With 1.82% of the country’s population, Maryland had 1.29% of the country’s cases in the last week. Across the country, eight states had more cases in the latest week than they did in the week before.

Across Maryland, cases fell in 17 counties, with the best declines in Prince George’s, Anne Arundel and Montgomery counties.

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Source: GANNETT Syndication Service