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U.S. CDC reports 1,300,696 coronavirus cases, 78,771 deaths

FILE PHOTO:  The Samaritan’s Purse Emergency Field Hospital in
FILE PHOTO: The Samaritan’s Purse Emergency Field Hospital in Central Park during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Manhattan, New York City

(Reuters) – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Sunday reported 1,300,696 cases of the new coronavirus, an increase of 26,660 cases from its previous count, and said the number of deaths had risen by 1,737 to 78,771.

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 9, compared with its count a day earlier. (https://bit.ly/2YZZFUn)

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

(Reporting by Maria Ponnezhath in Bengaluru; Editing by Daniel Wallis)

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