U.S. CDC reports coronavirus deaths increase by 978 to 181,143

FILE PHOTO: Health care worker uses a swab to test man at COVID-19 drive in testing location in Houston, Texas

(Reuters) – The number of deaths caused by the novel coronavirus rose by 978 to 181,143 people, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on Saturday, reporting a total of 5,890,532 cases, an increase of 44,656 from its previous count.

The CDC reported its tally of cases of the respiratory illness known as COVID-19, caused by a new coronavirus, as of 4 p.m. ET on Aug. 28 versus its previous report a day earlier. (https://bit.ly/3hw8DyN)

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

(Reporting by Juby Babu in Bengaluru; editing by Grant McCool)

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