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U.S. CDC reports 251,715 deaths from coronavirus

FILE PHOTO: Signage hangs on entry doors to a hospital wing housing coronavirus disease (COVID-19) patients at UW Health University Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin, U.S. November 18, 2020. REUTERS/Daniel Acker/File Photo

(Reuters) - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Friday reported 11,650,817 cases of the novel coronavirus, an increase of 185,095 cases from its previous count, and said that the number of deaths had risen by 2,045 to 251,715.

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 Nov. 19 versus its previous report a day earlier.(

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

Reporting by Mrinalika Roy in Bengaluru; Editing by Shailesh Kuber