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This illustration, created at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), reveals ultrastructural morphology exhibited by coronaviruses. Red spikes that adorn the outer surface of the virus, impart the look of a corona surrounding the virion, when viewed electron microscopically.

Marin Announces First COVID-19 Death

San Rafael, CA – Marin County has recorded its first death related to the novel coronavirus called COVID-19.  The person who passed away was an adult man in his 70s and had been hospitalized for nearly three weeks.  On March 9, he was reported as the first case of COVID-19 in a Marin County resident having been exposed to the virus as a passenger on the Grand Princess – Mexican Riviera cruise.  The patient died on the afternoon of March 27, 2020.

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