May 10, 2020 / 10:35 PM / 25 days ago

U.S. CDC reports 1,300,696 coronavirus cases, 78,771 deaths

FILE PHOTO: A person wearing a face mask and gloves adjusts glasses while taking photos of the Hollywood sign after a partial reopening of Los Angeles hiking trails during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at Griffith Park in Los Angeles, California, U.S., May 9, 2020. REUTERS/Patrick T. Fallon

(Reuters) - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Sunday reported 1,300,696 cases of the new coronavirus, an increase of 26,660 cases from its previous count, and said the number of deaths had risen by 1,737 to 78,771.

The CDC reported its tally of cases of the respiratory illness known as COVID-19, caused by the new coronavirus, as of 4 p.m. ET on May 9, compared with its count a day earlier. (bit.ly/2YZZFUn)

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

Reporting by Maria Ponnezhath in Bengaluru; Editing by Daniel Wallis

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