U.S. CDC reports coronavirus deaths increase by 1,006 to 182,149

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 1,006 to 182,149 people, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on Sunday, reporting a total of 5,934,824 cases, an increase of 44,292 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. 29 versus its previous report a day earlier. (https://bit.ly/3gHkB7H)

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

(Reporting by Rebekah Mathew in Bengaluru; Editing by Lisa Shumaker)

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