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U.S. CDC reports 251,715 deaths from coronavirus

People wearing protective face masks, as the global outbreak of the coronavirus disease continues, wait in line at a mobile COVID-19 testing unit at Elmhurst Hospital in the Queens borough of New York, U.S., November 19, 2020. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

(Reuters) - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Friday reported 11,650,817 cases of the novel coronavirus, an increase of 185,095 cases from its previous count, and said that the number of deaths had risen by 2,045 to 251,715.

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

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

Reporting by Mrinalika Roy in Bengaluru; Editing by Shailesh Kuber