June 10, 2020 / 6:10 PM / a month ago

U.S. CDC reports 1,973,797 coronavirus cases

FILE PHOTO: A maintenance worker cleans a food prep area while wearing a face mask and gloves at Golfland Sunsplash water park after the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) restrictions were eased in Mesa, Arizona, U.S. May 15, 2020. REUTERS/Caitlin O'Hara

(Reuters) - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Wednesday reported 1,973,797 cases of the new coronavirus, an increase of 17,376 cases from its previous count, and said that the number of deaths had risen by 950 to 112,133.

The CDC reported its tally of cases of the respiratory illness known as COVID-19, caused by a new coronavirus, as of 4 pm ET on June 9, versus its previous report on Tuesday. (bit.ly/2BROCTB)

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

Reporting by Trisha Roy in Bengaluru; Editing by Devika Syamnath

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