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U.S. CDC reports 318,569 total deaths from coronavirus

A boy wearing a Christmas hat pulls his mask up as he goes through security gate at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in Arlington, Virginia

(Reuters) – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Tuesday reported 17,974,303 cases of new coronavirus, an increase of 183,927 cases from its previous count, and said the number of deaths had risen by 1,725 to 318,569.

The CDC reported its tally of cases of the respiratory illness known as COVID-19 as of 4 p.m. ET on Dec. 21 versus its previous report a day earlier.(https://bit.ly/31Dqz4H)

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

(Reporting by Shubham Kalia in Bengaluru; Editing by Chris Reese)

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