June 10, 2020 / 6:07 PM / 22 days ago

U.S. CDC reports 1,973,797 coronavirus cases

FILE PHOTO: Empty street is seen near Lincoln tunnel in Manhattan borough following the outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in New York City, U.S., March 15, 2020. REUTERS/Jeenah Moon/File Photo

(Reuters) - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Wednesday reported 1,973,797 cases of the new coronavirus, an increase of 17,376 cases from its previous count, and said that the number of deaths had risen by 950 to 112,133.

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 June 9, versus its previous report on Tuesday. (bit.ly/2BROCTB)

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

Reporting by Trisha Roy in Bengaluru; Editing by Devika Syamnath

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