April 25, 2020 / 7:26 PM / a month ago

U.S. CDC reports 895,766 coronavirus cases, 50,439 deaths

FILE PHOTO: Pedestrians wearing masks walk in Brooklyn Bridge Park as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak continues in the Brooklyn borough of New York City, U.S., April 24, 2020. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

(Reuters) - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Saturday reported 895,766 cases of new coronavirus, an increase of 30,181 cases from its previous count, and said that the number of deaths had risen by 1,623 to 50,439.

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 April 24, compared with its count a day earlier. (bit.ly/2IVY1JT)

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

Reporting by Shubham Kalia in Bengaluru; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama

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