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U.S. CDC reports coronavirus deaths increase by 986 to 187,159

Sept 5 (Reuters) - The number of deaths caused by the novel coronavirus rose by 986 to 187,159 people, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on Saturday, reporting a total of 6,181,474 cases, an increase of 49,400 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. EDT (2000 GMT) on Sept. 4 compared with its previous report a day earlier. bit.ly/3i68lyU

The CDC figures do not necessarily reflect cases reported by individual states. (Reporting by Rebekah Mathew in Bengaluru; Editing by Tom Brown)

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