June 19, 2020 / 5:53 PM / 23 days ago

U.S. CDC reports 2,178,710 coronavirus cases

FILE PHOTO: People wait for a health assessment check-in before entering Jackson Memorial Hospital, as Miami-Dade County eases some of the lockdown measures put in place during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Miami, Florida, U.S., June 18, 2020. REUTERS/Marco Bello

(Reuters) - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Friday reported 2,178,710 cases of new coronavirus, an increase of 23,138 cases from its previous count, and said that the number of deaths had risen by 733 to 118,365.

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 18 compared with its previous report released on Thursday.(bit.ly/30XDNtF)

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

Reporting by Trisha Roy in Bengaluru; Editing by Vinay Dwivedi

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