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U.S. CDC reports coronavirus cases rise by 62,918 to 3.2 million total

FILE PHOTO: People carry boxes containing cremated remains as they exit a prayer service at Saint Patrick's Cathedral, held to bless the ashes of Mexicans who have died during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) but could not have a funeral Mass or burial, in Manhattan, New York City, U.S., July 11, 2020. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

(Reuters) - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Sunday reported 3,236,130 cases of the new coronavirus, an increase of 62,918 cases from its previous count and said that the number of deaths had risen by 906 to 134,572.

The CDC reported its tally of cases of the respiratory illness known as COVID-19, caused by the new coronavirus, as of 4 p.m. ET on July 11 versus its previous report a day earlier.(

The CDC figures do not necessarily reflect cases reported by individual states.

Reporting by Maria Ponnezhath in Bengaluru; Editing by Lisa Shumaker