June 6, 2020 / 6:09 PM / a month ago

U.S. CDC reports 1,891,690 coronavirus cases

FILE PHOTO: A woman puts on protective gloves at a hand washing station on the casino floor during the reopening of Bellagio hotel-casino, closed since March 16, 2020 as part of steps to slow the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S., June 4, 2020. REUTERS/Steve Marcus

(Reuters) - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Saturday reported 1,891,690 cases of the new coronavirus, an increase of 29,034 cases from its previous count, and said the number of deaths had risen by 1,128 to 109,192.

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 on June 5 versus its previous report released on Friday which reflected figures from Thursday. (bit.ly/2zcg3qg)

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

Reporting by Ismail Shakil in Bengaluru; Editing by Matthew Lewis

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