July 4, 2020 / 5:45 PM / a month ago

U.S. CDC reports 2,789,678 coronavirus cases, 129,305 deaths

FILE PHOTO: A San Diego County health nurse collects a sample from a patient at a drive-in COVID-19 testing site during the global outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in San Diego, California, U.S., June 25, 2020. REUTERS/Mike Blake

(Reuters) - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) revised its count of coronavirus cases and deaths to 57,718 new cases and 661 deaths on Saturday, taking the total to 2,789,678 cases and 129,305 deaths.

It had earlier reported 52,492 cases 749 deaths. CDC did not respond to requests for clarification on Saturday.

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 July 3 compared with its previous report a day earlier. (bit.ly/31sxbnj)

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

Reporting by Juby Babu and Aishwarya Nair in Bengaluru; editing by Diane Craft and Richard Chang

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