CDC reports 1,193,813 coronavirus cases, 70,802 deaths

Workers wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) move the body of a deceased person from a refrigerated truck trailer set up at a temporary morgue outside University Hospital during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Newark, New Jersey, U.S., May 6, 2020. REUTERS/Mike Segar

(Reuters) - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Wednesday reported 1,193,813 cases of the new coronavirus, an increase of 22,303 cases from its previous count, and said that the number of deaths had risen by 2,523 to 70,802.

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 May 5, compared with its count a day earlier. (

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

Reporting by Manojna Maddipatla in Bengaluru; Editing by Arun Koyyur