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CDC reports 1,219,066 coronavirus cases, 73,297 deaths

FILE PHOTO: Workers wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) move the body of a deceased person from a refrigerated truck trailer set up at a temporary morgue outside University Hospital during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Newark, New Jersey, U.S., May 6, 2020. .REUTERS/Mike Segar

(Reuters) – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Thursday reported 1,219,066 cases of the new coronavirus, an increase of 25,253 cases from its previous count, and said that the number of deaths had risen by 2,495 to 73,297.

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 6, compared with its count a day earlier.(bit.ly/2WfXuu1)

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

Reporting by Manojna Maddipatla in Bengaluru; Editing by Arun Koyyur

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