June 16, 2020 / 6:14 PM / 16 days ago

U.S. CDC reports 2,104,346 coronavirus cases, 116,140 deaths

FILE PHOTO: People drink outside a bar during the reopening phase following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in the East Village neighborhood of New York City, New York, U.S., June 13, 2020. REUTERS/Caitlin Ochs

(Reuters) - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Tuesday reported 2,104,346 cases of coronavirus, an increase of 18,577 cases from its previous count, and said that the number of deaths had risen by 496 to 116,140.

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 June 15 versus its previous report released on Monday. (bit.ly/2BROCTB).

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

Reporting by Vishwadha Chander in Bengaluru; Editing by Maju Samuel

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